“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a
listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.'
Leo F. Buscaglia
In 2015 I dedicated my life to bringing platonic healing touch to the world when I became a Cuddlist and Cuddle Party Facilitator. My cuddle therapy practice has grown since then to include becoming Director of Development at Cuddlist, a founding member of the Mental Health Tiktok Collective (MHTTC), one of the co-creators of CuddleExpo, a practitioner for over 600 clients across 6 states, and a leader in the industry of cuddle therapy.
Touch is a powerful, essential need for all humans to live healthy fulfilled lives. Oxytocin, the neurotransmitter produced when cuddling, can decrease stress, boost the immune system, fight insomnia, relieve symptoms of depression or anxiety, increase our ability to feel connected, and help many of us feel valued. We store trauma in the body in ways that cannot be addressed by talking alone. I've seen this work change my client's lives in amazing ways and my goal is to give that opportunity to every client I see.
Sometimes touch and cuddling can be intimidating, vulnerable, and unsafe. Good communication, clear boundaries, and active listening are the keys to making platonic touch accessible to everyone. I practice and teach these skills in every session and in independent workshops. Clients also get my undivided attention and unconditional love. I work hard to create a completely judgement-free, custom tailored experience to everyone through individual or group work.
Individual Client Work
Couples Touch Reintegration
Symptom Relief from Depression & Anxiety
Boundaries & Consent Coaching
Internal Family Systems
Wheel of Consent
* Trauma Processing is done in conjunction with a licensed counselor or clinician.
Please reference what service you are seeking. You may also ask me any question you might have. No question is ever off limits. Feedback and testimonials are always welcome.
Chicago, IL 60626
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
My experience went beyond my expectations and brought be a great amount of joy that I still feel today. Your home felt warm and familiar with a story at every corner. You yourself where very kind and everything felt sincere which in turn filled a void I've been ignoring in my life. I will take what you showed me and carry it with me wherever I may go and having you in my corner gives me confidence to be a more complete person.
Exploring the impact of therapeutic touch has changed my life. In the last 2 years I have learned more about boundaries, consent, safety, owning my body, owning my decisions, and dealing with rejection than I ever could have learned otherwise... I've become aware of how important it is to have touch in my life and learned that I need to find ways to keep it as a normal part of my daily existence.
Honesty, I had no idea how helpful it would be to talk with you as well as to experience the beneficial effects of the cuddling. It really was therapeutic for me, and I felt like a different person by the time I left. I especially appreciate how easy you made it for me to open up about things I had not really felt able to talk to anyone about before. You have no idea how much that has already helped me.