It makes my soul happy to see people thrive because I have a genuine love for the human race. I believe that those who have lost their way need a guide to help find their way back to themselves, which is what I love to do. In my opinion, much of what we see as mental illness are patterns of thinking and behaving that developed in response to unsafe environments and/or trauma. This view allows me to have compassion for those struggling with mental health challenges, and it helps me to teach them how to have compassion for themselves. I, myself, have done work to heal from trauma and learned how to be my own compassionate caregiver through EMDR, inner child work, and holistic wellness. I love to cook healthy meals (mostly vegan), engage in mindful movement (hello, hot yoga!), and read under trees because it stimulates my mind and connects me to nature. Just as I have found my own tools for wellbeing, I can help you find yours, too.