I have lived many lives before opening Earthfire Healing Arts. I was raised in rural Western Washington and moved to Seattle for college. Originally interested in comparative literature and mythology, I realized that it didn’t meet my desire to be in service to others. I attended graduate school in Psychology, studying and teaching the theory and application of dreamwork, art therapy and active imagination. After graduation, my interest turned more towards social work and justice, especially in LGBTQIA and disability advocacy, and that mixture became my career for nearly 15 years.
Even still, something was missing in my work with clients and I returned to graduate school to get my Doctorate in Psychology. However, a friend at the time was going through massage school and asked me to be a practice client both for Swedish massage and cranio-sacral therapy. As soon as I began to receive massage, I knew that everything I had been missing was in the body! Finding a new path, I left my doctoral program and began massage school, becoming aware of the union of body and mind not only in an individual, but also in a dynamic relationship with society and environment.
All of this experience culminates in Earthfire Healing Arts. It is my intent to offer individualized bodywork and embodiment coaching sessions using all the tools at my disposal to help my clients meet their goals in health and wholeness. I approach each session with an emphasis on the body as a whole organism.
After spending over thirty years in Seattle, I moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to make my home. I love the weather here, the warmth of the people, the rich history…and did I mention the weather? In addition to my interest in somatic-based therapy and working with others to gain deeper and more easeful relationship with themselves, I am a writer, podcaster and farmer. If you follow my EmbodyBlog, you may see some of those aspects there, as well!
You are welcome to contact me at any time with questions or to schedule a session!