"I found myself in a world that was not what I expected and out of my control. I felt isolated, alone and anxious.  I learned that when I can show up with compassion for myself and an understanding of my inner experience; I can create, safety, openness and curiosity which leads to connection and aliveness. "

WHAT I DO:

I ask questions

Slow you down

Support you to study your experience using mindful awareness 

Help you to identify and gain clarity of patterns, beliefs and impulses

Teach how to tolerate intense emotions

Process difficult experiences from your past or present

Support you to gain clarity about your family dynamics and how 

               it continues to impact your relationships and sense of self.

Educate

Offer warmth, wisdom and skill 

 Education &Training:

I have a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT #101014).  

Along with experience, I believe continued commitment to learning makes an effective therapist.  My recent experience and training includes:

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Theory for OCD.

  • International Society for the Study of Dissociation and Trauma (ISSTD)   - Complex trauma and dissociation coursework

  • Hakomi , a mindfulness and somatic based therapy, multi-year training including Trauma to Dharma training completion through level 3.

  • Post graduate training in the assessment and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through Postpartum Support International.

  • EMDR (completed both level 1 & 2) as well as an attachment model of EMDR.

  • Provided psychotherapy services to teens at Oak Grove Middle School, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School.

  • Provided psychotherapy services to Adults and teens at Contra Costa Crisis Center and JFK Community Center