Hi! Thrive Bend was created from two of my passions: personal growth and exercise. I believe we reach our full potential when we incorporate mind and body practice into daily living.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a Registered Yoga Instructor. While in graduate school I completed my yoga teacher training. Combining movement and talk therapy was a natural blend to me. I have worked in a variety of settings including: outpatient therapy clinics, community based treatment programs, emergency departments, an acute psychiatric hospital and fitness and yoga studios.
I grew up in an active family and went on to compete in cross country and track and field for the University of Oregon and Florida State University. My best processing is done when I am moving my body. When I am exercising I have heightened clarity and an increase in my ability to reflect and problem solve. It is crucial to utilize this time of clarity to explore thoughts and feelings.
I hope to partner with you to create a vibrant session that fosters a zest for life and encourages a happier, healthier, more conscious you!