About Chiron's Cave Holistic

About:

Welcome to my counseling practice! I'm happy to walk alongside you on your journey towards healing and well-being.

Credentials: 

I specialize in EMDR and trauma treatment, offering comprehensive services to clients in Oregon (LPC and CADC1) and New Mexico (LPCC) through a secure and HIPAA-compliant telehealth video platform. I am now open for in-person sessions in Rio Rancho, NM. I'm currently fully trained in EMDR and working towards becoming EMDR Certified through the EMDR International Association. I worked in a rural community mental health outpatient setting for 4 years prior to making the transition into a solo private practice in 2021.

I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New Mexico State University in 2015 as well as a Master's of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Counseling and Education in Oregon in 2018. 

In addition to my clinical credentials, I served as the 2022 President of the Northwest Association for Death Education and Bereavement Support, reflecting my passion for supporting individuals during life's most delicate moments and my dedication to holistic and meaningful end-of-life care as an End of Life Doula.

Focus and Philosophy:

My focus is on guiding individuals through their healing journey, especially those within the LGBTQIA+ community who are navigating the aftermath of trauma. I also provide support to those dealing with anxiety, depression, and existential concerns.

My therapeutic philosophy revolves around EMDR and trauma treatment, which I believe can empower you to reclaim your life by addressing and processing traumatic experiences. Instead of "fixing" or "curing," I prioritize recognizing and nurturing your individual strengths, support systems, and innate creative capacities. You are whole and complete, deserving of respect and understanding.

Impact of System Oppression:

I'm invested in remaining attuned to the impact of systemic oppression on mental well-being, and I try to create a safe space for you to explore and heal from the effects of racism, sexism, homophobia, fat-phobia, transphobia, and ableism. In this therapeutic atmosphere, we'll address not only your trauma but also the broader socio-cultural dynamics that shape your experiences.

Holistic and Alternative Approaches: 

I welcome clients open to integrating holistic and alternative approaches into their healing journey. Whether it's incorporating spirituality, astrology, tarot, ritual practices, or meditation, we'll collaborate to create a personalized path toward well-being. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, emphasizing your individual agency and guiding you to a place of empowerment and healing. These practice are only used in session when it already fits the clients belief system. 

Modalities for Therapy:

In my practice, I draw from a diverse range of therapeutic techniques, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Internal Family Systems (IFS). The primary modality used in therapy with me is Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). For more information about EMDR, go to the EMDR FAQ section of this website. 


Areas of Focus