My view of the world is wide open. I am a Bay Area native with a passion for learning and a curiosity for understanding the world of our inner lives. I previously worked in government, business and international trade. Traveling the globe, I have worked in stressful fast pace environments and understand the challenging nature of balancing work, life and relationships. Finding my interests more in the emotional and psychological lives of my work colleagues, I returned to school to get training in psychotherapy.
I am integrally minded and holistically trained, which means I draw from many tools, theoretical perspectives and modalities. There is no one size fits all with therapy, yet there are both evidence based, as well as intuitive ways of working. I like drawing from both, combining heart and mind into an easy to understand roadmap for my clients. I also include my knowledge and experience from being a practitioner of yoga for 15 years, as well as holding a daily meditation practice for the last 6. Bodywork has also greatly influenced my own life, as well as my understanding of trauma and healing. I weave all these wonderful and creatives bits into a down to earth way of helping my clients. In my spare time I can often be spotted in the ocean, swimming, surfing and hanging out with the fish!
Credentials B.A. from UC Berkeley in Peace and Conflict Studies M.B.A from FGV-Brazil in International Trade M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist AMFT#110029 Supervised by Veronika Gold MFT#52967
Special areas of interest and workshops completed Hakomi Method training Gestalt Therapy training Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness Holotropic Breathwork with Stanislav Grof Somatic Experiencing (SE) with Peter Levine MAPS-MDMA for Trauma and PTSD trained via Michael and Annie Mithoefer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy practitioner trained via Phil Wolfson and Julane Andries