Given the world we live in and the history that contextualizes us I work with a lot of trauma- intergenerational, developmental and episodic. I work with LGBTQQ+ folks, alternative lifestyles, and have experience in treating an array of issues including but not limited to issues related to trauma, sexuality, neurodivergence, adhd, gender identity, race, transitioning support, relationship issues, feelings of being othered or marginalized, grief, life transitions, chronic illness, anxiety, and depression. I can help you to recognize patterns and tendencies in your life and behavior that may be contributing to a holding pattern you feel stuck in. We will explore together what it means to be your authentic self and what stands in the way of your own full expression. The first step in any change is acknowledgment. I work with you to shine light on the spaces that yearn to be seen and attended to. I invite the parts of yourself you don't want to bring along -they are important too. We act together to identify the issue: feeling stuck in depression, frustration over goals that seem always out of reach, secrets that keep you spinning in a spiral of shame, or cyclical relationship issues that seem to come up time and time again... I help you to identify what it means to be in integrity with yourself and what it means to live a fulfilling life.
What talking therapy helps us do is to separate the particular catastrophes of our family and social circumstances from the general catastrophe of having been born human and, thus, subject to aging, death, and the dilemmas of intimacy.”
Deborah Luepnitz, author of Schopenhauer’s Porcupines: Intimacy and Its Dilemmas, 2002.
Education and Training
B.A. in Psychology 2010, San Francisco State University
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification 2010
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 2015, Goddard
Completion of Two Year Clinical Training Program 2015, Women’s Therapy Center
Completion of Advanced Training Program 2016, Women’s Therapy Center
Attachment Focused EMDR Training with Dr. Laurel Parnell 2017
Study Group in Relational Analysis With Social Justice Lens 2017
Bessel Van Der Kolk The Body Keeps the Score: Integration of Mind, Brain, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma Training 2018
Somatic Experiencing Workshop with Peter Levine 2019
Alt Sex Conference NYC 2020
From Trauma to Dharma Level 1 through the Hakomi Institute 2020
IFS For Deep Healing 2021
DBT - Certified DBT Course 2021-2022
2021 Certified Provider of Unyte Safe and Sound Protocol
TIST Level I and TIST Level II Training with Janina Fisher (Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment). Currently in TIST III Certification training as of April 2022.