I am an experienced acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in the treatment of pregnancy/postpartum, pediatrics, and women’s health. I was awarded a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in 2014, and have also pursued postgraduate study in pediatrics and pregnancy. As an undergraduate, I studied sociology and women’s studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
I’m a native Texan who grew up in a family of scientists. I’ve always been interested in human biology and health: I remember my mother speaking to my 2nd grade class about the structures of the brain! I began using acupuncture as a part of my own health care in my 20s, and was impressed not only at how it treated pain and stress, but how it took the whole person into account during treatment.
In my early 30s, I discovered yoga and meditation. Through these mindfulness practices I was able to resolve chronic digestive issues that had no clear diagnosis and had not responded to medications. Although I’d had worked in nonprofit science education for many years, my curiosity about the connection between mind and body sparked a possible new career interest.
This interest grew stronger as a result of my own pregnancy and postpartum experiences. Acupuncture was a powerful tool in helping me cope with several health issues, including severe third trimester hypertension and postpartum anxiety. Those same treatments also helped me connect with deep intuition about my baby and myself: an unexpected and profound gift.
It took another few years, but eventually everything clicked. I realized my lifelong desire to help women thrive, my background, and my own experiences were leading me to the path of Chinese medicine. From my first day of graduate school at AOMA, I knew I’d found what I was meant to do.
I opened Songbird Acupuncture in 2015 and love working with women to help them thrive during motherhood and beyond. I believe everyone has the innate capacity to heal and return to themselves. I have compassion for the many paths that becoming a mother can take, and when working with both adult and pediatric patients, my focus is on lasting results as well as kindness, humor, and a non-judgmental attitude.
When I’m not in clinic, I’m most likely hanging out with my husband, my teenage daughter, and our two cats and goofy dog. I love to cook, read everything I can get my hands on, and escape for hikes in quiet places next to creeks.
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