About Me
I'm Amy, a Colorado lover, yogi, lucky wife, proud mama, aspiring green thumb and a dreamer.  I am passionate about relationships, whole foods, and holistic health.

I founded Hello Holistic Health out of a dream to create positive and sustainable change and holistic approach mental health treatment.  

Trained as a professional counselor I have spent the last eleven years working with individuals, children and families.  My definition of health is vastly different today than it was when I originally started practicing.  Today I approach health and wellness with a much more holistic lens.  I've always had an interest in nutrition, lifestyle, sleep and movement and their connection to mental health, but it wasn't until I started embracing whole foods, contemplative medicine and mindfulness in my own life that I really understood their impact.

Personal
My favorite job is being a mom to Charlotte and Finn and Whitten.  When I'm not chasing my three little ones around I enjoy running,  yoga,  coffee, gardening and spending time with my sweet husband. 

Professional  
I grew up in Minnesota.  I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated with honors from the University of San Diego with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Board of Behavioral Health in Minnesota, and I completed additional training in Maternal Mental Health. I am a Postpartum Support Minnesota Recognized Provider. In addition to my formal education, I am a Registered Yoga Teacher, trained as a DONA Doula and Lamaze International Childbirth Educator and a Dr. Sears Certified Holistic Health Coach. 

I am a member of several professional organizations(current/past):  The American School Counseling Association, the Minnesota School Counseling Association, the American Counseling Association, the International Childbirth Education Association, Yoga Alliance, Dr. Sear's Wellness Institute, IDEA Health & Fitness Association.   

Credentials
BA: Psychology, University of Colorado (2005)
MA: Counseling, University of San Diego (2007)
NCC: National Certified Counselor, National Board of Counseling (2007)
RYT: 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Corepower Yoga/Yoga Alliance (2011)
CHHC: Certified Holistic Health Coach, Dr. Sears Wellness Institute (2013)
ACE Fitness: Personal Training Certification 92015)
Lamaze Trained Childbirth Educator (2015)
CD (DONA): DONA Certified Birth Doula ( 2015)
Postpartum Support Minnesota Perinatal Provider (2018) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (2019)

Additional Trainings
Nutrition Program, Corepower yoga (2008)
Yoga Calm, 1000 Petals (2013)