I love my work as a Therapist. Supporting people with exploring what has brought them to this moment and heal core beliefs and wounds that limit their life is the foundation of my work - where emotional and neurological change is possible.
I believe, whole-heartedly in the importance and interconnectedness between one’s journey of self and the impact on collective whole. Aligned with many world philosophies, I regard dedication to this work as a main component of what we as humans are here to do in this body and time.
I graduated from New College of CA in 2004 with a MA in Clinical Psychology and became licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 2007. Initially, I worked for Alameda County with both young children and families, and Severely Emotionally Disturbed & Severely Mentally Ill young adults and their families.
Through this work, I gained a deep understanding of extreme trauma, intergenerational struggle, poverty, abuse, addiction, homicidal and suicidal ideation, & severe mental illness. I became dedicated to better understanding the neuroscience of trauma and developing a strong skill set to support my clients with releasing discord from their nervous systems in order to improve their life in a sustainable way.
I have studied with the Hakomi Institute, AEDP Institute, The Parnell Institute for Attachment Based EMDR, and The Montessori Teacher Education Center, in addition to completing workshops and trainings on Somatic Trauma Work, Mindfulness Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Sand Tray, Art Therapy, Gender Studies, and other healing modalities such as Reiki, Massage, Homeopathy, and Nutrition.
I specialize in trauma, family of origin work, life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationships, gender, and issues pertaining to fertility, birth, loss, postpartum, and parenting. From clients who are navigating severe trauma to those who feel the need to simply fine-tune their lives, we will collaboratively determine the most effective strategies and modalities to help you convert blocks and fear into fuel that results in manifesting the life you are meant to live.