At Sauna Therapy, we’re here to work with you so you that you can begin celebrating yourself. We believe in honoring your journey and bearing witness to your experience with radical acceptance and kindness. We hear your pain, your story and believe in your growth. We see you with kind eyes rather than through a judgmental lens. We accept you and all of the explosive and raw vulnerability that you bring into our sessions. We partner with you, knowing that therapy is hard work but you’re more than capable.
The sun shines through the glass room and every wistful moment is captured by serenity. That is the power of a healing space. It evokes emotion and embodies safety. Sauna Atelier means an artist’s or designer’s studio in French. I came up with the name while visiting the Matisse, “Red Studio, ” Exhibit in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The connection between a therapist and their studio is much like an artist. It is where we hold the unexplainable narratives and create relief through our insights, tender care, and compassionate listening.
While many people take comfort in bathroom towels being the same color as soap or toilet paper because it is a symbol of synchronicities and an environment that is of order. A safe space is not only for comfort but for continuity. This sense of stability, in whatever form it takes, acts as a space for the imagination, the heart, and the individual to ultimately thrive.
At Sauna we work hard to cultivate a space that feels like your personal studio.
I completed my Masters in Applied Psychology from Northwestern University. I started my counseling journey during my undergraduate career, developing an all-women’s support group for female empowerment on my campus, which I entitled Women In Leadership.
While working for the government in court-appointed therapy, I gained experience in domestic violence, trauma, homicide & sexual abuse. I have worked for silicon valley start-ups at BetterUp a 2.5 billion dollar silicon valley unicorn as a career coach.
And I have a vested interest into the world of transformative and health re-defining research. I have experience working in multiple labs with former experience at Southern Methodist University, understanding the benefits of ACT on women with postpartum depression. As well as the University of Denver in their neuropsychology laboratory studying affect, emotion and thought
Currently, I am running my private practice and working in clinical health research for pharmaceutical companies designing and leading more diverse strategies to enhance participation of patients in clinical trials.
I have held multiple positions including senior engagement and retention lead and associate director of strategic solutions.
I look forward to walking on your journey with you.