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About Aura

I enjoy working with clients struggling with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and perinatal issues.  Many of my clients have experienced:

  • A traumatic event or recent major stressor

  • Significant childhood trauma

  • Unrelenting mental, emotional, or physical symptoms

  • Seeing multiple providers without much progress

  • Hurting and willing to try anything if it will actually offer them relief


If this describes you, and you are ready to do transformative work together, I can't wait to meet you.

I am an experiential and somatic-focused therapist, and I am trained in a variety of modalities and tools, including EMDR, parts work, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, animal-assisted therapy (not currently available), nature-based interventions, mindfulness, and yoga. Focusing on somatic approaches means that we will likely spend time getting outside of your everyday, cognitive approach to problem-solving, and practicing accessing the wisdom in your body, nervous system, and inner knowing.  There will still be time for problem-solving and more cognitive approaches when it's helpful!

My practice is located in Athens, GA, and I offer online therapy to clients anywhere in the state of Georgia.  Read more about online therapy here.

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My Philosophy

I am constantly amazed and humbled by my clients, and in this work I love witnessing the the adaptability and tenacity of the human spirit.  I believe every person has the ability to radically heal from their history and trauma.  I know it shouldn't take a lifetime to get there.  Don't worry if you don't yet trust that you have this ability: you can borrow my confidence in you as we work to build your own.  I expect that you will see significant progress in the time we are working together, and if you don't, I will help you find someone who can offer you that. I am honored to be able to walk beside you and hold a strong container for you to work in, grow in, and heal in. 


I make every effort to make my therapy space a welcoming and safe space for clients no matter their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pronouns, size, shape, or presentation.  LGBTQ clients and people of color are welcome here.  I will work hard to understand your experience and take responsibility for my own privilege, blind spots, and learning. 

Education, Training, and Certifications

  • EMDR Certification, EMDRIA, 2022

  • Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, Polaris Institute, 2022

  • MDMA-Assisted Therapy, MAPS, 2021

  • Flash Technique for EMDR, Ricky Greenwald, 2021

  • Assessment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation, Kathy Steele, 2021

  • Treating Complex Trauma with EMDR and Structural Dissociation Theory, Kathleen Martin, 2021

  • Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR Basic Training, PTI, 2020

  • Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, UGA, 2016

  • Masters of Social Work, University of Georgia, 2016

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"Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do." 

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