LCSW – Owner
Hi, I’m the owner of Enlightened Counseling Services. It was my dream to bring something different to Southern Utah as a therapist, and I believe my practice offers just that. I’ve been a licensed social worker since 2000. Prior to being a therapist, I was a speaker, mentor and intuitive healer, and I co-authored a book. I believe it takes great courage to go to therapy, and my clients are some of the bravest people I know.
My approach is one of curiosity, openness, and that nothing is off the table. I strive to get to the root of what causes my clients suffering. I believe we are our own authority on our lives, and a therapist is just guiding us on the path. My focus is trauma treatment. I also have a lot of knowledge around Neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism), and am trained in the ADOS-2 for ASD assessment. I am certified in Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT). It’s gentle, and it meets a client where they are at. I am trained in EMDR, but AIT is my jam for trauma. I have experience and have trained in attachment, parts, dissociation, health issues, religious & spiritual trauma, faith transition, with a wealth of training and experience on how to treat many different traumas. I have a lot of knowledge and experience working with sexual traumas (I guess you could say I specialize in it). I am Emotionally Focused Therapy trained. I also have training in sex therapy. I do somatic work, mindfulness, CBT, DBT, parts work, and whatever feels like the right fit. I enjoy experimental therapy, and tell everyone who comes in to be open. I also really like to make people laugh, therapy can be fun to.
In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, my husband and 7 children (yes I had them all) as well as 5 grandchildren. I love to travel. Being with friends, the outdoors, drum circles, deep conversations, creating. I love being barefoot, all things whimsical, rainbows, butterflies, fairies, gnomes…. I like to joke that I’m extra, because I can be silly after all, but I can also hold space, listen, and connect on a deep level. I also make videos online where I teach, as well as just be myself.