Somatic Psychotherapist Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #86416
Sustainability is a guiding principle in my work.
I promote the cultivation of strong interpersonal connections that provide a sense of belonging within one's community;
I support individuals to gain clarity of their unique societal contributions;
I help people to maintain healthy boundaries with the demands of the technological era; and
I assist people to restore their relationship with our collective body, the Earth,
I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies where I learned and implemented Somatic Psychotherapeutic techniques for supporting clients to cultivate bodily awareness. Through this understanding, clients are able to gain insight into and release habitual holding patterns that inhibit personal growth. By supporting individuals to form an allegiance between the mind and body, I aim to mend the schism created by the modern-day emphasis placed on the cultivation of the intellect over the development of bodily wisdom.
I bring my training in Somatic Psychology to trauma-informed care for individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illnesses and provide support to family members to gain insight into their loved one's condition. In addition, I empower young people struggling with issues related to their sexuality and sexual identity to engage in community organizing and to develop peer support.