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 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 experience and training includes: 

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

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

  • 2 year professional level training in Hakomi (mindfulness and somatic based therapy).  In process - 3 level trauma training

  • 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