About Our Founder
An Integrative Medicine Nurse Practitioner,
and Owner of FLOURISH.
I consider myself a maverick healer, wellness innovator, fierce advocate for my clients and community builder. I’m dedicated to inspiring and empowering my patients to feel, look, move, work, and create a fulfilling life, as their best selves.
I started using herbal remedies back in the early 1990s to cure my own chronic sinus issues, which conventional medicine was not effective in healing.
Through my studies of herbs, I also learned about how the foods we eat impact the way we feel. I changed my diet and my lifestyle, and I haven’t struggled with sinus infections since. Through my undergraduate studies in Anthropology, I discovered the interplay between culture and behavior and how our upbringing and cultural experiences affect our health and life behaviors.
In 2007, I became a Registered Nurse. I spent the early part of my nursing career caring for some of the sickest people in my local hospital system, and then spent four years working in a free clinic, caring for individuals living below the poverty level.
Those experiences provided a real understanding about the gaps and shortcomings of the conventional medicine system in helping people heal — not just treat symptoms.
Driven by my desire to make a meaningful difference by supporting people in regaining their health and vibrancy, I continued on
with my training and education, received my Masters in Nursing,
and became nationally board-certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.
“My mission has always been to make a positive impact
in the world by compassionately caring for the unique needs
of my patients through a holistic and integrative medicine approach, and to empower and support them to live their very best lives.”
I hold a vision for
a place where patients are activated, inspired and empowered.
During and after my masters program, I received extensive mentoring, education, and work experience in the field of functional medicine.
In the Summer of 2013, I started my own Nurse Practitioner-owned and operated Integrative Medicine clinic in Bloomington, Indiana, where I grew my practice to over 600 clients in just three years, and became known as the natural medicine expert in my area.
During this time, I also received additional training as a pelvic floor therapist, practicing Holistic Pelvic Care™.
In the fall of 2017, I relocated to Portland, Oregon. After a relocation sabbatical, I opened Bloom Pelvic Therapies to focus on women’s healthcare, and especially issues which arise from the pelvic bowl.
Providing this type of healing services gave me a unique perspective of the depth of power often laying dormant within women in this part of our bodies.
When women become aware of the pelvic bowl as a power center and source, and how to tap into this power, remarkable and accelerated physical, emotional and spiritual healing occurs.
FLOURISH Integrative Medicine, LLC is a culmination of all of my work and my dream come true. For some time, I’ve held a vision for a place where patients of all genders are activated, inspired, and empowered, and where healthcare means support, listening, hope, and true help.
I believe that nurses are the key to the future of healthcare, and that our advanced nursing education provides us with the foundation we need to fully practice with a holistic approach, and to provide caring and compassionate Integrative Medical care for our patients.
The challenge that often arises is when nurse become medical providers and enter into the mainstream medical field. They become immersed in the inadequacies of conventional medicine, and what can end up being a fear-based approach to healing.
I’m dedicated to developing systems where we approach integrative care as a partnership between the practitioner and the patient, and where practitioners treat each patient as an individual — addressing their unique circumstances and needs, with great care, respect and compassion.
I believe that nurses are the key to the
future of healthcare and that
our advanced nursing education provides us with the foundation
we need to fully practice with a holistic approach, and to provide caring and compassionate Integrative Medical care for our patients.