2 LOCATIONS:   BETHESDA, MD. 4905 Del Ray Ave, Suite 508   |   MCLEAN, VA. 1305 Vincent Place

Use your body's wisdom to heal

I am pleased to offer coaching to support you in your healing journey by assisting the safe and gentle removal of emotional obstacles. Together we will discover where energy is blocked in your body and use mind-body tools to help you clear your way to better health and well-being.

About my journey to this modality

Over the past 20 years of specializing in treating patients with all types of pelvic floor dysfunctions, I have learned many different treatment techniques to use when helping my patients.

As the majority of people I treat are dealing with all types of chronic issues and a myriad of pelvic pain syndromes, I have been drawn to a holistic approach.  These include functional nutrition, varied manual therapy and osteopathic techniques.  Using these specialized manual therapy techniques, I have facilitated healing and I have seen some wonderful releases. In particular, I have been drawn to using myofascial release, craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation.

After years of using these respectful, gentle and specific techniques, I realize that I am drawn to them because, with these techniques in particular, I am listening to the patient’s body for guidance; I offer each person a little more information for their body to do its own release. I love the idea of facilitating healing instead of forcing tissues to “relax” or “release” as I think they should.

For many, these techniques seemed to be what these patients needed as key to unlocking some restrictions in their body. 

As I’ve deepened my practice with patients and my own healing practice, I’ve become more drawn to mind-body work. I noticed that when I, as a physical therapist, facilitate a release of tension in a certain area of the body with my manual therapy techniques, most patients feel a good amount of relief. 

If, however, they go back into their lives and, without realizing it, fall back into the familiar pattern of tightening up that area of the body whenever they sit or stand in a certain posture, usually due to habit or stress, the tension will return. With the tension comes pain or discomfort.

For many, this is the back and forth of physical therapy. To break the cycle, they need something else to help them develop new patterns and habits. This is where mind-body work comes in.

Most of us have been taught since we were children to ignore pain and to push or stuff emotion down deep inside our bodies.  When we do this, the energy of the emotions stay in our bodies until we are able to release it.

Our bodies are so intrinsically intelligent that they are constantly sending us information about what we do and don’t need. When they get sick of being ignored, they cause a host of problems, including depression, anxiety and often chronic pain. I’ve experienced this first-hand, grappling with a host of health issues since childhood, including eczema, hives, allergies, constipation, fatigue, insomnia and a poor immune system.  

After the traumatic c-section birth of my second child led to a post-surgical abdominal infection that required a week of hospitalization and being away from my premature baby and toddler, as well as months of IV and oral antibiotics, I became ill for a long time.  I began to experience many of the same health issues I had experienced earlier in my life including, overwhelming fatigue, brain fog, poor immune system function and an incredibly poor digestive track. I couldn’t eat anything without experiencing painful bloating and eventually was diagnosed with a severe leaky gut with a ton of food allergies and intolerances. For a full year, all I could eat was bone broth, some veggies and chicken.  I couldn’t even eat anything that wasn’t organic, or I would break out in a rash!

Because my gut was so unhealthy, it took years for me to find my way back to some semblance of my previous self. I pursued many paths to healing including all of the very modalities I use with patients as well as naturopathic medicine, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, and functional nutrition. After a few years, although I made progress, I came to realize that I needed something more.

Working with a skilled therapist, I learned that I had been disassociated (not aware of the physical and emotional sensations) from my body. Mind-body work has helped me to heal on a deeper level. I now live a life full of truth, purpose, and meaning. Not only do I feel connected to my heart for the first time, but I actually feel safe in my body.  I had no idea life could feel like this!!

I now know that this is what I am here to do: I am here to help others connect to their body, connect to their heart and offer them the opportunity for true, full, deep healing.

My training

In addition to the 22 years, I have spent treating patients as a physical therapist, I have studied various physical and manual therapies. Along with the mind-body-soul work, I have been undergoing for myself, I will complete a third level of Mind-Body Coach training under Abigail Morgan in her Anamsong Method in March of 2021.

The Anamsong Method combines gentle, intuitive mind-body-spirit tools to help us learn how to live in our bodies, how to safely feel and release emotions, how to let go of our mind habits (such as ruminating, obsessing and worrying) and connecting to our own inner wisdom to guide us in our lives. This inner wisdom is our source for true healing. By being connected to ourselves on every level, mind, body and spirit, we can now hear and follow our inner guidance for our own healing journey. Gone are the days where I, as your health care provider, am here to “fix” you.  Instead, you can learn to hear your own inner wisdom and let it guide you!

I have also completed Christian Mickelson’s Rapid Results Coach Academy and am certified in his Instant Miracle Technique. By combining these two approaches, I use the Mind-Body approach with five pillars in mind: 

  • Clarifying Your Vision
  • Strategize Your Actions
  • Upgrade Your Skills
  • Optimize Your Environment
  • Master Your Psychology 

This is the best of both worlds! Together we will tap into your own inner wisdom to guide you towards your vision for your health and your life.

How it works: Individual Mind-Body Coaching Session

It is my intention to help every person I work with to the best of my ability using my 20+ years of experience and all of the tools at my disposal. This truly holistic, one-of-a-kind approach will include all of the myriad of tools I have utilized in the past, including the manual therapies, functional nutrition and the mind-body health coaching. No where will you find this combination with one provider or even in one setting.  

The more you put into this program, the better the results you will have. Remember, my goal for you is to know yourself better, so that you can begin to hear your own inner wisdom to guide you through your healing journey.  For true deep healing to occur, we do recommend the six-month program and of course, it is my intention that every person receives benefits well beyond their goals as they complete this program and integrate their mind, body and spirit for a true deep connection to themselves and their inner wisdom.  

It is possible to actually feel good in your body. It is possible for you to heal at every level. It is possible for you understand the messages your body is sending you and to honor these messages. These messages are gold and will lead you to your inner wisdom. With this clarity, you will live a life that is fully you. One where you authentically show up in every way. This allows you to live from your heart and feel more alive with more love than ever before. You deserve to live this new life. And funny thing… when you live life this way, pain, discomfort, anxiety and  depression typically melt away!  

Join me on a journey to connect more deeply to you and your health. 

Ready to begin? Have questions? Use the button below to get in touch with me. I can’t wait to begin this process with you!!