I have always wholeheartedly believed in the adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So, when I obtained a Masters in Counseling and a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision it was because of counseling's wellness origins and emphasis on helping normal people through normal life issues. My fitness journey began several years later. After a transformative transition in my personal life, I seemed to intuitively know that healing would not come through words alone, but through movement. The more I mindfully engaged my body and soul, the stronger I got- internally, and then externally.
Today my passion is to help others through their unique process of growing in strength. As a licensed professional counselor, certified personal trainer, writer and speaker, I aim to help people holistically address each aspect of their being in order to achieve optimal living. The philosophy that guides all my work is this: I pray that you would prosper and be in good health even as your soul prospers and gets along well (3 John 2). Thank you for allowing me to join your journey toward joy and wellness.
I am a licensed professional counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia and I practice in the Coastal Virginia region. I specialize in fitness informed counseling and counseling informed fitness. I find the most joy in working with wellness-oriented women and young adults who are motivated to adopt healthier habits for a satisfying life.
I am a NASM certified personal trainer. I offer individual, partner, small group training and group exercise classes on a limited basis. Contact me for rates.
I have years of experience speaking to various colleges and universities, community groups, and churches. I am available to present on various topics related to emotional and physical wellbeing. These topics include, but are not limited to mindfulness-based stress reduction, self-care practices to prevent burnout, and soul wellness.
Specializing in fitness informed counseling and counseling informed fitness.
I believe in the power of talk therapy. Often, though, we need to physically express our emotions through movement and action. Why not bring the best of both worlds together: dialogue and dance, conversation and creative movement?
Every session will be approximately 60 minutes. A portion of the time will be traditional counseling and a portion will include movement. The movement prescription will be collaboratively determined based on the client’s needs and wellness goals. It might include yoga-style movement, upbeat dance fitness, strength or calisthenics, or simply body-based mindfulness practice. The purpose of this integrative counseling-fitness approach is to literally and figuratively move through obstacles and become one’s best self.
2126 Great Neck Square
Virginia Beach, VA 23454