I provide grief and psycho-spiritual counseling to people coming to terms with death and non-death related loss and provide death and dying support services to people at the end of life or dealing with grief and life-threatening illness. Some of the therapy modalities used are Nature-Based, Plant Medicine, Mindfulness-Based, MARI®, and Holistic therapy. I enjoy working with people and helping them find their true potential and to recognize their resilient nature and to come to terms with their current situation. I think we are sometimes too hard on ourselves and have thoughts that limit our capabilities in all aspects of life. It is meaningful for me to assist others in coming to terms with whatever they are experiencing. In our society, death is oftentimes seen a taboo and it is not discussed or embraced in a healthy or beneficial way. We must recognize death is something that will happen to all of us and there can be positive and meaningful aspects. Prolonging the discussion will only make it more difficult in the future.
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer (AZ)
Certified Grief Counselor (AIHCP) http://www.aihcp.org/
Certified in Thanatology (ADEC) http://www.adec.org/
Mandala Assessment Research Instrument MARI® Practitioner http://www.maricreativeresources.com/
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Transformative Studies from the School of Consciousness and Transformation at California Insititute of Integral Studies with an emphasis in Gerontology, Psychology, Sociology, and Thanatology.
Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Secondary Education and ESL
Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Management
Associate if Applied Science (AAS) in Mortuary Science
These certifications may look good and do have value, but the most important lesson I have learned, is that I don’t know anything. The universe continues to reveal its beauty and mystery and I continue to seek and learn each day. No day goes by without an opportunity for growth.