Registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist
Gender and Sexual Minorities (GSM)/LGBTQIA+ peoples
Complex Trauma and PTSD
Sexual and Emotional conditions
Somatic Processing and Integration
Spiritual crisis/Nervous system dysregulation
My philosophy on Therapy:
We all need allies on our Journey, someone to walk with us through the challenging times of Life. It is my honor to walk with those who seek a nurturing, non-judgmental Professional ally on their path to self-healing. My techniques combine Psychotherapy with the wisdom of the Body and Spirit to assist in cultivating a safe and welcoming space for exploration. I am a passionate advocate for holistic health and wellness. Vitality comes in many forms. I hold a curious heart: “What is your truth?”
Combining transpersonal, psychodynamic, narrative and somatic psychotherapy approaches I work with families, couples, adolescents, children, adults, and groups. I offer theoretical interventions based on my training, experience, intuition and clinical judgment as inspired by the tenor of the session and appropriative for the client’s unfolding experience (process orientated, client-centered).
What I believe:
I believe people have more resources for healing than they know.
I believe people have similar longings. To be loved. To love. To belong. To feel accepted. To feel connected. To be heard. To feel seen.
I believe relationships are work, and it is worth it.
I believe being honest with ourselves is the first step toward healing.
I believe that emotional expression can be healing.
I believe sexuality is an important part of our overall well being.
I believe the Body holds wisdom that is an essential part of the Healing Journey.
I have walked an extraordinary path. My Journey has taken me through the challenges of childhood emotional neglect through self-discovery to crafting a strong intellect and intuitive awareness. I sought answers to big questions. Why are we here? What do we stand for? I found those answers in the soft voices of wisdom within. As a multidimensional thinker, I offer diversity, respect, and curiosity as a core values.
I love to dance, read, camp, cuddle and spend time with beloveds.
My work draws from the traditions of:
- Somatic Experiencing (www.traumahealing.com) And Hands-On Energetic Work To Address Trauma
- Bodywise Massage Techniques
- Limbic Body Therapy
- Non-dual Wisdom
- Jungian archetypal principals
- Body-based Methods Such As Hakomi And Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
- Movement Meditation Practices
- Craniosacral therapy
- Laughter Yoga
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Attachment Theory
- PolyVagal Theory
- Narrative Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Play therapy
- Art therapy
United States Association Body Psychotherapy (USABP)
California Association Marriage Family Therapy (CAMFT)
Professional Public Speaker
Embodied Awareness with Dr. Beth Hedva
Narrative Training with Dr. David Nylund
Somatic Sex Therapy with Dr. Stella Resnick
Certified Massage Practitioner
MA in Psychology: Marriage Family Therapy
BA in Political Science