Approach, Methodology and Lineage
What I Offer
Empowering your innate strength, wisdom, and intuitive connection.
Empowering your ability to heal yourself with practical, yet soulful and transformative tools. Empowering your freedom to live radiantly from your heart and fulfill your purpose.
Empowering evolution -
as you create inner holistic wellbeing within you, and unleash your compassionate vision, you create outer holistic wellbeing.
NOT long winded talk sessions that, that like your childhood blanket, feel really nice but don't actually do much - each session we will dive right into resolving issues with a practical exercise.
NOT the disenfranchising dichotomy where I am the magical guru expert and you are the confused and helpless client. Nope. To be truly empowered you have to learn how to tend to your own wellbeing - so I give you those tools, every session. My sessions are collaborative, not hierarchal, and I am never gonna be an inhuman "guru."
NOT endless treatment where, yet again, you have to exhaust yourself explaining your personal history, wait until we've developed the perfect therapeutic relationship and then see me week after week until who knows when. UGH! No! I mean business!
I can't promise that I'm gonna fix all your problems forever in a month. I can guarantee that we will make huge strides fast and that the goal is always to empower your innate ability to create and nurture holistic wellbeing.
Since I was a little girl I struggled with mental health issues - anxiety, depression, PTSD, problematic eating. This fueled a passion to get over this daily misery and a compassion to help others overcome these challenges too
I went through 10 years of therapy, went to school and got both my bachelor's and master's degrees in social work, did some professional counseling and case management, and got really jaded and disenfranchised by traditional therapy and the mental health profession
It felt so sterile. I was tired of sitting there and feeling awkward and trying to figure out what to say to a stranger or rehashing my childhood. I went to so many different therapists and they essentially were safe places to vent - but there was no real treatment.
Being on the other side of that felt worse- like I was supposed to have a magic wand and be perfect - perfectly stable, wise, comforting, smart, and creative enough to fix any problems. I was tired of seeing the people I helped also struggle to see any real progress despite therapy and psychiatry.
I took a step back, not seeing any other options but continued to fight to find empowering, effective holistic health solutions for myself and others. I encountered a methodology of practice where sessions are very active and practical. The practice was so effective that after less than a year of work I can confidently say that I no longer experience suffering from PTSD, anxiety, depression, etc.
Not only that, but I feel such a steady source of joy, stability, and faith in my life now that has opened up a life of passion and presence. I'm so thankful for encountering and learning the tools that have truly transformed my life.
After a year long immersive education, I am now certified in this methodology called Acceptance and Integration Training or AAIT © , have continued my education and experience in practice, learned philosophies that developed my ideas about people coming together to help each other out, instead of working in the traditional professional/client hierarchy. I have worked on my own personal development, honed my skills, and expanded my knowledge (and will continue to do so) so that I can be a competent, clear headed and strong partner in tackling life's challenges with another person.
Looking for healing that is empowering, holistic, practical and rapid? Do you crave manifesting all of your compassionate visions - to unleash your radiance and purpose from mental muck? Ready to play a higher game? Let's work together!
Created by Melanie McGhee,
Grandfathered by Zivorad Slavinski and his Spiritual Technology and Dick Olney and his Self Acceptance Training
AAIT works fast to promote profound present awareness, freedom from suffering, accelerated growth, and a sense of transformative connectedness and wholeness.
AAIT teaches practical techniques and exercises for acceptance and integration in order to feel lasting personal freedom, stability, empowerment and ease of being.
When we learn practical, effective tools to accept ourselves, that same acceptance expands outward to others and to life. When we learn integration exercises we get untangled from compulsive reactions to run away from pain or grasp for pleasure so that we can skillfully choose appropriate, healthy responses.
It is a non traditional method: seeing humans not as sick and broken or healthy, but as whole beings on a continuum of growth. It does not separate the mind and body, but sees our holistic wellbeing as interconnected with mind, body, and soul. It is collaborative, not hierarchal - clients are seen as experts, along with the practitioner, in facilitating their growth. Treatment can be minimal and the change rapid.
BirthFit Professional and Full Spectrum Doula
I was drawn to BirthFit because of their holistic approach to the entire parenthood transition and their recognition of empowering your mindset, connection, nutrition, and fitness - however that needs to look for you.
I was drawn to doula work after reading "The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People" - I took the "macro" route for my masters in social work (policy, advocacy, community organizing, nonprofit mgmt) and abortion and loss birthwork lit me up - in pulled on my heart as a human and as someone passionate about social, reproductive, and sexual justice.
As a "full spectrum" doula I work with birth and birthing, pregnant, and parenting people of all kinds - including loss and abortion and without a binary perspective.
Reiki II Certified
I chose Carolyn Jones and Jana Kadovitz's of the Holistic Institute of Wellness Reiki training because of their process - during their trainings you go to the sacred land of the Wellbeing Retreat Center - where all food is homemade and comes from the organic farm on their land. For a couple days you are immersed in a holistically nourishing environment. They train in the Usui method.