— About Whitney —

I believe deeply in the goodness, dignity and resiliency of the human spirit and continue to be inspired by the growth and renewal I see in my clients, even as they navigate some of the more difficult seasons in life. I consider it a profound honor to journey with others through both grief and joy, times of brokenness and times of healing.

I have always been passionate about human transformation. My unique and varied background, working with children and adults in the fields of education, yoga, physical fitness and spiritual development, have equipped me well to approach my work from a holistic perspective.

In my view the counseling process is ultimately a journey toward wholeness, and I continue to pursue my own personal transformation and development.  I’m deeply passionate about human potential, specifically the fields of nutrition and lifestyle, psychology, and spirituality.  In my free time, I can usually be found with a book in hand or practicing yoga or martial arts. 

The foundation for effective counseling is always a safe, therapuetic relationship.  Without a genuine connection between counselor and client, even the very best interventions will not produce lasting change.  That being said, I take a client-centered, integrative approach which allows me to be highly personalized. 

Through my work I have found that so often our psychological suffering is actually rooted in trauma and unhealthy beliefs which are beyond our conscious awareness. It can cause even more frustration and pain when we do not fully understand why we feel or behave in the ways we do. 

As a holistic, depth therapist, I utilize a variety of evidenced-based modalities to heal those deeper wounds, leading to lasting transformation.  One of the most powerful processes I use regularly in my practice is brainspotting, developed by David Grand, PhD.  Brainspotting accesses the deep brain and body to reprocess traumatic memories and/or beliefs which can keep us feeling stuck for years.

While I enjoy working with a variety of individuals, I specialize in helping clients suffering from anxiety and past trauma to find peace. I also work with couples seeking deeper intimacy and passion, and men and women struggling with identity issues.