With a background in education, workshops are a wonderful way for me to combine my love and passion for both counseling and teaching. I have hosted workshops for children, adolescents, and adults across the lifespan. I enjoy approaching each workshop uniquely and holding my audience in mind, encouraging a multitude of learning styles and levels of comfortable engagement. Workshops are great for parents and caregivers, educators, students (middle school, high school, college), and healthcare professionals (emerging and/or practicing).
The purpose of each workshop is to educate, empower, and connect. I want to provide you with information that deepens your knowledge and understanding, empower you with skills and tools that are applicable and realistic, and then connect you with resources (nationally and locally) to gain community and support.
If you would like me to host a workshop for you on any of my therapeutic specialties, I encourage you to reach out to me in the contact box below detailing your interests.
How do we have a loving and healthy relationship with food and our bodies? In our society where diet culture, body image obsessions, and disordered eating are deeply prevalent, finding this freedom feels impossible for many. In this workshop, I aim to bring awareness to the complexity of eating disorders and the unique challenges that come with them, and I explain how to identify troubling patterns. Together, we will explore internal and external resources to introduce loving, compassionate support for these challenges. This workshop lasts about 2 hours with a brief mid-way break to stretch, connect, and submit questions to answer at the end.
Anxiety and Panic
Let’s talk about anxiety at its roots, because anxiety’s roots run deep. In this workshop, I’ll help educate on what anxiety is and how it functions in its many layers (neurologically, physiologically, mentally, emotionally), so you can begin to develop a deeper, practical understanding. After learning the complexities of anxiety, you can begin to build a solid foundation of skills to soothe and manage anxiety both individually and collectively to support you and your loved ones. This workshop is both for those wanting to understand their own anxiety better, and those who wish to better understand and support loved ones struggling with anxiety. This workshop lasts about 2 hours with a brief mid-way break to stretch, connect, and submit questions to answer at the end.
Caring for ourselves is essential, yet often when our mental and physical health are screaming out “Take care of me!”, we continue to push them to the very back corner to collect dust as we prioritize other daily needs. Why does this happen? Why is it so easy for us to dismiss our own critical care? This workshop explores just that and how we can begin to prioritize our self-care again. We examine the importance of self-care, what self-care can look like, how self-care isn’t contained within our own selves, and what factors can impact the availability of self-care. I want you to be and feel well, and it starts within you. This workshop lasts about 1 hour.
Eckhart Tolle says, “Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body’s reaction to your mind – or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body.” We grow up learning how to identify and vocalize our physical needs, but what about our emotional needs? This workshop supports you in identifying what emotions are, what they are communicating, and how to expand your emotional vocabulary to enhance your ability to express yourself. This workshop is here to serve those who would benefit from being able to identify and share their emotional experiences. This workshop lasts about 1 hour.