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“When we deny the story it defines us...When we OWN the story we can write a brave NEW ending ”

Brene Brown

ABOUT

ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

I'm a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri and Kansas and Arkansas.    My practice embraces somatics, mindfulness and a whole-body treatment approach.  From the gut to the brain, we are interconnected.  We can't treat one or the other.  I believe in the power that we have within each of us to heal and to live a well and balanced life.   I am in this with you.  I am not here to fix you.  This is your story and my hope is that you will learn to walk within it.  I am simply a character in your story that provides insight, guidance and an occasional challenge.   My goal is to have an authentic and genuine relationship with my patients. I feel honored to be invited into your life, as I am passionate about the therapy process.   Therapy is about self exploration and me supporting YOU.  Imagine how the different the world might be if we sought therapy before an actual crisis.  I hope to be an individual that can assist you with drawing upon your internal strengths and your courage to imagine a life that is meaningful, genuine and enjoyable.   It's in those moments of discomfort that we find who we truly are and where we want to go.

EDUCATION
  • University of Kansas, Master in Social Work

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Specialist Clinical Worker

  • EMDR Certified

  • Trained in somatics, meditation and embodied practice

  • DBT Trained, Behavioral Tech

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Family-Based Treatment for Childhood Obesity

EXPERIENCE

I have been in private practice since 2005.  My experience has been in outpatient, inpatient and residential treatment settings.  I am passionate about therapy.   Therapy is about self exploration and me supporting YOU.  I can provide in-person live session, as well as, telehealth.     Offering individual and group somatic sessions.  

SPECIALTIES
  • Adults and Adolescents, Individuals and Couples

  • Women's Issues

  • Stress and trauma

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

  • Embodied-focused therapy, somatics, intuitive eating, gut-nervous system connection

  • Meditation and Mindful Self-Compassion

  • Holistic wellness and Life Coaching

  • Behavioral Health Expert Consultation Service-Medical Malpractice and/or Standards of Care Review

CONTACT

CONTACT ME WITH QUESTIONS OR FOR AN APPOINTMENT

Follow me on Face Book  @PuraVedaWellness and on Instagram @Puraveda_Wellness to see your therapeutic, calm, safe place.  

PHONE

417-684-7009

ADDRESS

210 S. Elm

Nevada, MO 64772

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