Hey there, Friend, I'm Grace.
As a counseling client myself, I enjoy EPT much more than traditional talk therapy. I come away from each session with insights and resolution, feeling better, lighter. EPT work has helped me get through some major life changes, and removed blockages in dozens of smaller areas too.
I’ve lived a spectrum of American "churchianity" from conservative evangelical to wild charismatic, with some close associations with Catholics too. My childhood church even had the word “evangelical” in its name. I’ve been hurt by the religious system, and I know that sadly I’ve hurt others. I’ve had years of being at church 2-3 times a week, and years of not attending at all. Throughout my adult life, I’ve pursued the understanding of both mental/emotional healing and spiritual/mystical experiences. (It’s pretty hard to get too "woo" for me, but feel free to try!) My background means that if you have church trauma, you won’t have to explain church culture and traditions to me - I get it. My training gives me the tools to help you heal and move forward, whether your issues stem from #churchhurt, family, or elsewhere. My peace with God allows you to have your own experience that doesn’t have to look like mine.
What I offer is to be your companion and coach for this part of your journey, as you’re letting go of beliefs that no longer serve you to embrace the beautiful truth of who you can be. I can hold space for you as you acknowledge and process the painful, confusing experiences that brought you here. I can help remove the barriers that keep you from feeling loved just as you are. I can help you learn to trust yourself again. I can offer you nonjudgmental love, acceptance, and support - what Gabor Mate calls "unconditional high regard."
Safe and open
I am committed to creating a safe and open environment. I accept and respect each person regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, gender expression, socio-economic status, age, or ability.
I use principles, techniques, and training from:
-Certified Emotional Polarity Technique Practitioner
-Certified Professional Life Coach
-NIBCAM Treating Trauma Master Series
-Streams Institute for Spiritual Development
-”Office of Personhood” and “Healing Womanhood” seminars by Arthur Burke
-Currently working toward a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling