I am a healer, Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, and serve as the Co-Founding Director of the Loyola Center for Counseling and Education. My counseling practice centers on relational psychodynamic psychotherapy, sometimes incorporating holistic or expressive experiences. I am certified in aromatherapy, autogenic hypnosis relaxation training, trained in shamanic drum journey work, as well as experienced in community group healing of various forms including eco-therapy, psychodrama, and ceremony. Most of my education and training has been in New Orleans, Germany, and Hawaii. I am influenced by ancient healing practices from various cultures, modern medical science, and the arts. I have a Master of Science in Counseling, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. I bring life experience as a former professional theatre production manager, prop and scenic designer, director, event producer, and educator of performing arts and, many moons ago, horseback riding instructor. I founded and directed a program called Care for Creatives at Southern Rep Theatre to bring community healing to creative adults in New Orleans. My research studies the profound impact of activity group interventions on psychological resilience through hope, gratitude, and social connection. Clients with various presenting challenges find me and we work collaboratively to explore their/your growth within a safe space, a connected honest relationship. I have experience treating individuals struggling with personality, relationships, identity and direction, complex trauma, substance abuse, among other emotional, psychological, somatic, and behavioral concerns.