“Therapy with Aubrey has helped me in so many ways. I feel as if my burdens are lessened after speaking with her. She is always there for me and I feel as if I am never alone because of her dedication and caring nature.”
About Aubrey Hooley
Over the years, I have provided therapy on all levels and in many cultural contexts. I have attended multiple trainings in such things as Suicide Prevention, Couples Work, Trauma Informed practices, Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Neurobiology Assessment Sequencing and more. I also serve as a contract therapist for Tri-County Community Behavioral health and a Virtual Couples and Individual therapist for Talkspace, an online community for therapy.
I have served on boards in capacities related to my community and mental health focus which include Communiversity, Trauma Matters KC, Resilient KC, Alive and Well, and attended numerous functions across the city to support and learn more.
Exposure to a variety of cultures, environments and work experiences along with my own journeys, has provided me with the concept that therapy does feel like magic. I am privileged for it to be a daily occurrence in my world and happy to help pass on what I have learned and noticed along the way.
Early experiences in mental health care
International Travel, MBA, and Masters in Counseling
Family courts, trauma treatment, and group facilitation
As you work with me you’ll see I enjoy a rich life and encourage others to, as well.
There was a time in my own journey where I would never have thought I could bend and flex in those scary yoga classes where people stared at each other, or summit a mountain where I might be carried down after disaster.
These days I know facing those fears or experimenting with ideas can be amazing and lovely while also healing and growing you as a person.
Other ways I practice self-care and mindfulness are sinking my fantasies into a juicy novel, challenging myself biking long distances, or meandering along smelling the summer air and watching a sunset unfold.
Socializing is important and can be difficult when you are struggling to connect to people and feel a deep sense of loneliness or disconnect. I really understand and have been in that hard place. These days I reach out to any and all who are willing to listen, connect with like minded people and am open to the patience it takes to foster friendships and relationships. It can be a process to find your tribe. The biggest act of my self-care and coping in an exciting,amazing way is to travel. This could be to the new local diner or to India. I believe strongly in people taking in other cultures, experiencing freedom in working through situations where you “get to the other side,” and embracing yourself with grace through these situations.
The power of all of this is you get to choose what puzzle piece works for you…what feels right, what gives you joy, makes your heart beat faster, or causes you a rush of self-recognition and strength.
Wishing you well,