Colleen is a psychotherapist and yoga teacher based in Evanston, Illinois. She works with all ages and especially enjoys working with young children, teenagers and parents. She offers breath training, yoga and meditation for stress management and anxiety. She sees therapy as a collaborative process and approaches the work with compassion and practicality. Her clinical interests include stress management, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, mood disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, relationship challenges, and grief.
- Breath training, Psychotherapy, Yoga Instruction/Therapeutics
Cost per Session: $$100/hour for yoga and breath training. $150/hour for psychotherapy (sliding fee scale available)
Pay By: Venmo, check
License/Certification: LCSW in State of Illinois
School: University of Notre Dame B.A. in Sociology, Tulane University Master of Social Work, Louisiana State University Fellowship in Infant Mental Health, Yogaview 200 Hour Teacher Certification
How Do You Change Lives?
I seek to help individuals ground themselves, engaging in life versus reacting to it. Psychotherapy, coupled with the movement and breath of yoga, unlock buried emotions and patterns, exposing wounds and forgotten parts of ourselves that keep us out of balance. The healing path involves carefully dismantling the armor we have constructed to protect ourselves throughout our lives. This armor is heavy, weighing on our spirit, disconnecting us from ourselves and others.
When we allow new experiences to happen and investigate how they impact us, we begin to heal. In this practice, we build awareness of unhelpful patterns, shape new ways of being in the world, attune to our inner knowing, and settle the nervous system. Feeling grounded and embodied in ourselves allows us to live with presence and integrity, aware of our tendencies and triggers and equipped with new ways to live. The work is lifelong and universal, and I walk the path with you when you need support, offering tools, compassion and love along the way.
Part of being a whole-hearted human is having the courage to be vulnerable and live authentically. It’s an incredibly brave act to focus on change from within. I invite you to connect with me if you’d like to walk this path together!