Certified Peer Supporter
Craving more support and encouragement, and need someone to listen who believes in your power to create and heal? My goal is to meet you where you are at. To offer personal, non-judgemental support as you share your life experience and feelings- to listen first (and with your permission & at your request,) encourage you to lean into life's challenges, connect with your body, and engage your creativity. Let’s connect, share stories, and set achievable goals! And if you are interested- explore healing through art and ritual, mindfulness and movement.
I am a Certified Peer Wellness Specialist, Certified Recovery Mentor, Creativity Coach and working artist living in Portland, OR. I believe in the healing power of connection, creativity, vulnerability and ritual, and I invite others to support their mental health and engage their creativity through workshops, and one on one peer support and mentorships. I have lived life experience navigating poverty, complex trauma, houselessness, and chronic pain/disability; and my greatest tools for resilience have been art making, art therapy, ritual, movement, breathwork, prioritizing beauty & connection to nature, and mutual aid. I am here to listen, offer support, and resources. My training includes: Peer Wellness Specialist (Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon) Trauma Informed Care (Center for Trauma Support Services, and MHHAO) Coaching, Herbalist Training (Arctos School of Botanical Studies) First Aid/CPR (American Red Cross) and am enrolled in Art Therapy Certification program.