Professional Experience & Training

  • Program Manager for Eating Disorders at Insight Behavioral Center
  • National presenter on the topic of Yoga Integrated Psychotherapy practice in the treatment of Process Addiction, Eating Disorders and Trauma
  • Developed a nationally renowned Yoga Therapy program at Timberline Knolls Residential Center; hired, trained and supervised multiple yoga informed psychotherapists
  • Current Trainer and Consultant for Live Oak
  • Former Staff Therapist at the University of Chicago Student Service Student Counseling Center
  • Former Primary Therapist at Timberline Knolls Residential Center
  • Former Psychotherapist at Northwestern University Women's Center
  • Awarded graduate of the School of Social Service and Administration at the University of Chicago
  • 2 years Residency at the Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy  
  • Intermediate Level Somatic Experiencing at the Trauma Institute  
  • Former Director of Yoga Teachers Training at the National Training Institute
  • Former Teachers Training Coordinator at the Himalayan Institute
  • Over a decade of service as a Yoga Therapist with Liv-Yoga
  • Multiple Mindfulness Trainings with Thich Nhat Hahn  
  • 500 hour Himalayan Institute Yoga Training 2009
  • Advanced Therapeutics of Yoga Training 2007
  • 500 hour Vinyasa Yoga Training with Sri Ramaswami 2006
  • Reiki Master 2nd Degree, The Usui School of Light and Touch


Presentation Experience


2014 present at the 6th Annual Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference "From the Chair to the Floor: an Experiential Session on the Integration of Yoga and Psychotherapy" Denver, CO

2013 presented at The Body Image Seminar “Awakening the Heart; Experiencing the Gratitude Within” Clearwater, FL

2012 presented “Process Addiction and the Utilization of Mindfulness in the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder: for the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), Bethesda, MD

2012 presented “Ancient Wisdom Meets Western Practice: Psychotherapy and Yoga Therapy for the Traumatized Client” for YWCA Rise therapy team and Live Oak LLC, Chicago, IL

2011 presented “Safely Embodied: An Experiential Collaboration in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: for the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP), Charleston, SC

2011 presented “More than Words: Expressive and Body-Based Interventions for the School Setting” for the Illinois Association of School Social Workers, Chicago, IL

2011 presented at Timberline Knolls Onsite Events “Expressive Therapy and Movement Therapy Programs in Residential Settings”, Lemont, IL

2010 presented on multiple occasions “Mindfulness in Movement and “Breathe Free: Stress Management in the Workplace” for Easter Seals, Chicago, IL

2009 presented “Integrating Stress Management in Early Intervention” for University of Chicago, School of Social Service and Administration, Chicago, IL

2008 presented “Using Yoga in the Workplace” for McDonalds Corporation, Chicago, IL

2008 presented “Stress Management for Care Providers” for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

2007 presented “Understanding and Coping with Burnout” for DePaul University, Chicago, IL

2007 presented “Self-care Retreat for People Who Care” for Qm2, Racine, WI

2006 presented “Women’s National Business Conference, Yoga and Stress Management for Women” for First Trust Portfolios, Chicago, IL

2005 presented “Complementary and Alternative Medicine” for the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL

2004 presented “Empowering Youth through Yoga and Martial Arts” for Association House, Chicago, IL

2002 presented “Freedom from Stress” for the Himalayan International Institute, Evanston, IL

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