About Me

During my early and teen years, I watched my mom struggle with multiple autoimmune diseases that were labeled as lifelong. In my early twenties, I watched her heal. Watching my mother heal herself through alternative methods reshaped the way I look at my relationship between my inner and outer worlds. I faced losing her and was witness to her transformation firsthand, this sparked in me a commitment to taking care of myself not only physically but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.


Through my own wellness journey, I’ve learned that loving and accepting myself entirely as I am is a critical aspect to feeling well. This stands as a foundational component of my belief system and influences my holistic approach to therapy.

I received my M.A. in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies with an emphasis in Integrative Counseling. 

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Therapeutic Orientation

The different Modalities and Orientations I use in session

Humanistic Approach

I use a humanistic approach to our work together. Humanistic therapy uses a whole person perspective that takes systems and beliefs into consideration. I focus on promoting growth through heightened awareness and understanding of self/patterns, body-mind integration and focusing on well-being.

 Somatically Oriented

In our work together, I hope to bridge the gap between the body and the mind. Somatic psychotherapy uses current research in neurosciences as well as contemplative eastern practices to integrate communication between the body and the mind. By developing this skill you build self awareness and help to decrease physical discomfort, like anxiety.

Internal Family Systems

Internal family systems works with the many different parts of ourselves. Everyone has parts of themselves, or their personality, that they are proud of and other parts they would rather hide. Learning about all of these parts and how they function as a whole is key in understanding patterns of behavior. When one is able to acknowledge and recognize each part, especially the parts of ourselves that are harder to look at and hold, true healing occurs.  Together, we will get curious about all the different parts your psyche, discover their functions and needs and strive to integrate these part to create more harmony and ease.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is woven into all aspects of our work together. It is through mindfulness that we can become aware of your unique patterning, feeling, thoughts, and behaviors. This may look like breathwork, guided imagery, visualization exercises, meditation, and other techniques that develop self awareness and foster relaxation and ease.

 

What I Have Experience and Interest in Working With:

 

Grief/Loss

Oncology and chronic illness

Anxiety and Depression

Building Emotional Awareness

Dating and Intimate Relationships

Attachment Trauma/ Wounding

Discovering Needs and Practicing Boundaries

Reparenting Inner Child

Sex, Sexuality and Sexual Trauma

Burnout/ Stress/ Overwhelm

Parents Of Teens

Self Empowerment and Self Care Practices

Healing from Codependent Relationships

Alcoholic Family Systems/ Children of Substance Abuse

Self Development and General Curiosity 

 
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Trainings 

Compassion Based Resilience Training

Nalanda Institute 2021

uses the wisdom of contemplative practices to address and treat chronic stress, burnout, fatigue, illness, and everyday stress. These practices help build resilience and well-being of mind, heart, and body.

Clinical Herbalism

Berkeley Herbal Center 2017-19

Here I studied herbal medicine and how to use plant medicines as preventative care and treatment for various ailments, including stress reduction.