I have learned from and with an amazing abundance of teachers- through books, workshops, trainings, relationships and observing nature. Below are some of the trainings and workshops I have attended.

Fall 2007, student, Labor Doula Training, Birthingway College of Midwifery, Portland, OR

Spring 2008, student, Postpartum Doula Training, Birthingway College of Midwifery, Portland, OR

November 15, 2012 student, Postpartum Support Training, Moms Bloom, Grand Rapids, MI

September 2013-April 2015 student, Comprehensive Hakomi Training, Hakomi Institute, Grand Rapids, MI



May 20, 2016, student, Perinatal Mood Disorders, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI

September 2016, Certification approved- Certified Hakomi Pracitioner, Hakomi Institute, Boulder, CO 


September 2016, Teaching Assistant, “The Healing Relationship”
 Hakomi Institute, Grand Rapids, MI

January 2017, Teaching Assistant, “The Myth of the Resistant Client”
 Hakomi Institute, Grand Rapids, MI

October 20, 2017, student, Mindfulness and the Science of Habit Change with Judson Brewer, Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness, Grand Rapids, MI

Fall 2016, student, Mindful Self-Compassion, Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness, Grand Rapids, MI

September 6, 2018, student, Health Equity Introduction, ERRACE, Kalamazoo, MI

Fall 2018, student, Roots Deeper than Whiteness, White Awake (online)

Fall 2018, student, Unwinding Oppression in the Body Somatic Coaching with Vanissar Tarakali (online)

September 28-29, 2019, Teaching Assistant, Clinical Use of Mindfulness and the Body with Lorena Monda, Hakomi Institute, Grand Rapids, MI

Fall 2019, student Forging Settler/Indigenous Alliances with Lyla June Johnston (online)

October 19, 2018, Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness with Elisha Goldstein, Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness, Grand Rapids, MI

October 20, 2018, student, Introduction to Somatic Experiencing with Sage Hayes (online)

November 10, 2018, student, Trauma Stabilization with Sharon Gold-Steinberg, Ann Arbor, MI

Spring 2019, student, Embodying Social Justice with Rae Johnson (online)

April 12-13, 2019, Teaching Assistant, Ethics with Wisdom, Power with Heart: Exploring Right Use of Power (online)

April 27, 2019, attendee, Anti-Racist Book Festival, American University, Washington D.C.

May 10, 2019, student, Art of Mindful Communication with Oren Jay Sofer, Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness, Grand Rapids, MI

May 17, 2019 Trans Allyship in Clinical Services, GVSU School of Social Work, Grand Rapids, MI

June 6, 2019 attendee, Spiritual Antiracism with Jardana Peacock and Rev. Smash, Chicago, IL

June 7-9, 2019 attendee, Mystic Soul Conference, Chicago, IL

June 2019, attendee, Emergent Healing with Lydia Violet Harutoonian, guest lecture by adrienne maree brown (online)

June 20, 2019, student, Couples Consultation Group with Rob Fisher (online)

Summer 2019, student, Anti-racism Leadership Accelerator with L. Glenise Pike (online)

July 25-27 2019, attendee, Transgender Health Conference, Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA

September 12, 2019, attendee, ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), Neuroscience and Resilience, GVSU Continuing Education, Grand Rapids, MI

October 6, 2019, attendee, Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey, Grand Rapids, MI

Please note that I am not a licensed psychologist, counselor, or social worker. My training and certification is in the Hakomi method through the Hakomi Institute. I completed an 2 year comprehensive training program followed by a competency-based individualized certification process. I have limitations on how I work and who I can work with; please contact me to discuss if we are a good fit to work together.

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