I believe that the Revolutionary act of treating ourselves with kindness can begin to transform many aversive lifelong patterns into a beautiful tapestry.
Welcome! My name is Heather and I am so happy that you have found your way here. It was not an accident. I want you to know that despite what you are going through or feeling, I have been there at one point in my life. I understand you and my desire and intention is that you also understand me.
When I was eight years old I was put on my first diet and the cycle of chronic despair and self-loathing began. Within a very short period of time, I went from being a very happy little girl to being taught that I was not ok as God made me and that to be beautiful and accepted meant to mold myself into a much skinnier version of something I was not. This became a belief system that I would spend the next twenty-five years dismantling. (For the Full Story you can read about it here.)
By the time I was in college, I was in the throes of a full blown eating disorder and filled with anger, depression and self hate. It was not until I hit the very bottom (and my knees) that I sought out my own therapist and began to get to work. I would work weekly with this therapist for many years to come, and in doing so not only did I heal, I also developed an intense passion and love for therapy.
I spent the next ten years continuing to do my own therapy, and working through healing many addictions including eating disorders, dieting, shopping and romance. I read the books, I went to counseling and I relentlessly sought out a better way; yet, something was still missing. Once I got connected to my soul and spirit, I found out what was missing was me not taking the big leap to pursue my life’s calling. I was working for my families business in an industry I was unhappy in, and although the work I was doing really resonated in my “head,” I was missing a transformation in my spirit.
I heard the voice of God tell me to walk away from my family business, and that The Universe had something much different waiting for me. Three years after this day, I received a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling and became a Licensed Psychotherapist. Although I absolutely adore all forms of traditional psychology I realized that my own personal growth, as well as my client’s most profound transformations, transpired when spirituality was brought into our work together.
As I have evolved as a therapist, I began fusing more spiritual aspects with traditional psychotherapy and I witness magic and miracles happen with my clients. Soul Centered therapy was born.
This is what I was born to do. Although I do not know you yet, I have prayed for you. I have spent many hours on a meditation cushion envisioning you and thinking of you and I already love you. My greatest desire is that throughout this work I do, I can teach you the healing principles it took me so many years to learn in a much more streamlined way.
The work we do together will be deep and there are times it will be painful. We will laugh, we will cry and together we will heal. I have made it my life’s mission to help you to love life and yourself more; to help you to feel free and abundant through the process of examining everything that may be holding you back and then work to transform those beliefs to love.