B.S. Economics – University of Notre Dame
M.S. Biomechanics – University of Northern Colorado
Proprioceptive-Deep Tendon Reflex®
Active Release Techniques®
Anatomy in Motion™
Selective Functional Movement Assessment®
My greatest passions in life are engaging in the human healing journey and being of service to others on their own path to healing. Like most people, I spent much of my life compartmentalizing that journey: when I felt physical suffering, I looked at my physical body as the cause, and I sought body-oriented treatments. When I felt emotional suffering… well, I usually just continued to suffer until the feeling passed, because like most humans, I lacked both an adequate understanding of the nature of emotions and the tools to do something about it. When I felt spiritual suffering, I prayed and sought the guidance of spiritual teachers, both in person and in books. Essentially, I acted as if I were made up of different “parts” that functioned independently of one another. (Spoiler: That’s not how it works!)
My journey as a therapist followed a similar trajectory. My career in the health and wellness field began when I felt a deep calling to become a provider of Active Release Techniques®, a form of manual soft-tissue therapy. I enrolled in massage therapy school to become legally licensed as a manual therapist with the intention of performing only physically-oriented work, but I immediately noticed an internal shift as I began to work on clients. While the physical work I was doing provided relief for many people, I could tell there was a lot I was missing. I continued to explore ways to work with healing on a deeper level, eventually adding functional neurology and energy work to my practice. This allowed me to engage with the non-structural aspects of health, specifically the nervous system and emotional body. Eventually, as it became clear just how impactful the human psyche was on the direct experience of pain in the body, I realized I needed a more powerful tool to directly address emotional trauma if I wanted to best serve my clients. I then trained in Cellular Release Therapy®, a powerful hypnotherapeutic technique that allows for the clearing of emotional trauma and negative belief systems from the subconscious mind.
What eventually became obvious was that as I sought to expand my skill set in order to more deeply serve clients, I could no longer ignore my own need for healing on a deeper level. The more of my own healing work I did, the easier it became to assist others in their healing process. And so I saw that every step toward expanding my training lead to a corresponding expansion of my consciousness and sense of spiritual connection. And this experience is what I seek to share with clients.
My work with clients is a direct reflection of the truth revealed through my own healing journey. As a licensed soft-tissue therapist, functional neurologist, registered psychotherapist, and ordained gnostic priest, my goal is to provide the best possible care at whatever level is appropriate: physical, neurological, emotional, and spiritual. My role as a therapist and teacher is to be a facilitator for healing, empowering clients to connect with their own innate healing resources and helping them to discover their own truth.