Like many in the healing and helping professions I was brought to this work while on my own path of recovery, discovery, and personal development.
I have been a licensed mental health professional in the state of California since 2009, worked in a variety of public and private settings, and have completed numerous trainings in various therapeutic orientations, wisdom traditions, and coaching approaches since.
My style values presence, curiosity, the experiential, collaboration, sociocultural competence, a sense of humor, compassion, and realness.
My graduate, post-graduate, and ongoing training includes psychodynamic orientations that honor and bring understanding to unconscious processes. I have been particularly influenced by the contribution of Dr. Donald Winnicott and Dr. Carl Jung.
My offerings are Buddhist informed, rooted in Dharma. I define Dharma as: that which brings insight, compassion, and skillful action into being. I’m a certified Feeding Your Demons® psychotherapist facilitator and a member of Magyu at Tara Mandala.
The Daring Way™
I am honored to be a candidate in The Daring Way™ - an experiential methodology based on the books of Dr. Brené Brown and her research in topics including courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. I do this work with individuals, couples, and groups.
I’ve completed Emotionally Focused Therapy training, am familiar with various attachment approaches, and am versed in the highly effective PIVOT curriculum. I work with individuals and couples to heal attachment wounds and strengthen secure attachment.
As a certified equine interaction professional I’m able to utilize the direct experience of relating to horses to promote exploration, discovery, and development of the self. There is no need to have any prior experience with horses to participate in this offering.
Dynamic Dharma Yoga
A longtime practitioner, and having completed teacher training with Katchie Ananda in 2012, I’m able to offer an inclusive and integrative experience of Yoga. A member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists I’m committed to their code of ethics.
In my offerings I’m able to utilize various circular symbols that hold meaning and promote a meaningful experience, including: the labyrinth, the 4-D network, and mandala practice. These practices provide a way to work with deep psychic and somatic processes.