Creating a safe, calm, inclusive, and non-judgmental therapeutic space is part of Lonnie's mission. As an embodied listener, she is honored to hold others’ stories in confidence and help uncover their deeply held understanding and expertise of their lives from a strengths-based perspective. She is especially awed at the incremental freedom that comes from engaging stories of harm, trauma, and abuse. The beauty freedom produces led her to seek certification in narrative-focused trauma therapy and internal family systems.
Lonnie is a lifelong learner. She has studied, believes in, and lives by the philosophy, “You can’t take anyone further in their story than you’ve gone in your own,” which guides her to continue learning best practices for her clients and a commitment she has made to her own journey. It also furthers her to explore somatic therapy practices as helpful tools when clients feel stuck.
A sister, daughter, wife, and mother to three incredible humans of differing needs and identities, she has experience beyond her practice years with anxiety, depression, autism, attention deficit, interpersonal violence, and sexual abuse.
“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver