I live on occupied Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh Territory (Phoenix, Arizona)
I am a healer, a writer, and an artisan. I am also a mother. These roles interplay regularly and help me connect with my life purpose.
I am a third-generation Chicana with Mayan ancestry in my mother’s line. I am still discovering family roots in Mexico. I am also a third-generation Dane with French roots on my father’s side.
I am decolonizing. I am on my own journey and working to help others find their own paths toward decolonizing their lives. Most important, I love to help childrenm young adults, and families find balance, pride, and hope.
I am a trauma coach. I am a master’s level community counselor who has moved toward coaching to support those healing their trauma histories. As a coach, I am not a health care provider, I am an additional support offering healing passed from my ancestors. I also help individuals connect with their cultural healing practices. My clinical background provides the opportunity to identify and refer clients with significant health issues.
I am a married bisexual who works to create inclusive safe spaces for BIPOC LGBTQ members. I have been honored to be a part of transgender youth’s journeys through transitioning. I have helped youth coming out to families and help families provide the support needed to embrace their children’s authentic self.
I am a special educator who worked with ASD populations, early childhood, and children with significant disabilities. I believe in embracing differences and meeting people where they are rather than forcing a circle into a square.
I honor parents who are giving all the can to support their children. I provide healing for parents who have had traumatic experiences with Department of Child Safety and any other forms of Child Protective Services.
Degrees, Diplomas, and Certifications
Master Practitioner Certificates
Reiki and Mindfulness Practitioner April 2018
Diploma Holistic Wellness Practitioner
Certificates of Excellence – Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, and Holistic Nutrition from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Tempe, AZ August 2014
M.C. in Community Counseling from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ May 2001
B.A.E. Special Education from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Dec 1997