Kristy is a survivor of both chronic pain and trauma. She has extensive experience working with people with various forms of trauma and those suffering with chronic, medically unexplained pain and other chronic conditions. From a young age Kristy was fascinated with the human condition and continues to seek deeper understanding of what it means to be human. She is committed to social justice and alleviating unnecessary suffering in its many forms.
Kristy became a Certified Yoga Teacher (200 hr) in 2017 and at the time was working as a Social Worker supporting victims of human trafficking. These experiences opened her to a deeper understanding of the effects of stress and trauma on the human mind, body, and soul; suddenly the world made more sense. She decided to deepen her knowledge of how to work with stress and trauma by becoming a Certified TRE® provider and has been facilitating yoga and TRE® sessions in both public and private settings since. Kristy is currently working toward becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). Kristy earned her BA in Psychology from UW-Madison and her MA in Environment & Community from Antioch University Seattle.
Outside of her private practice Kristy works for a Dane County Human Services program that offers community mental health and substance abuse services to recipients of Medicaid. She provides case management and individual yoga/ TRE®/body-based therapeutic sessions for clients struggling with mental health and substance use disorders, trauma and chronic medical conditions. Additionally, she coordinates a wellness program for staff at her organization in order to facilitate provider self-care and mitigate the effects of vicarious exposure to stress and trauma.