My first job out of college was in maternal and child health policy. So although it took a while to reach my current path, I’ve always known who I wanted to help! Today, I’m an experienced acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in the treatment of women’s reproductive health, perimenopause and menopause, women’s emotional health, and pediatrics. I was awarded a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in 2014. 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 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 by the results and how it took my whole self 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. My curiosity about this 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. 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 2014 and love working with women to help them and their families thrive during motherhood and beyond. I believe everyone has the innate capacity to heal and live a happier, healthier life. I have compassion for the many paths that life 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, watch TV with my family, read everything I can get my hands on, and escape for hikes in quiet places next to creeks.
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Once you’ve talked with me, if I truly feel confident I can help you, you’ll have the opportunity to decide if you’d like to move forward in working with me. (If I think something or someone else would be a better fit for you, I’ll be honest with you about that!) If you’re ready to explore your possibilities for healing, request your free discovery call now.