I have a long history with alternative medicine, having worked for years as a massage therapist and energy movement and healing. I have done extensive personal research with natural healing. Due to this background and former career, I have a great deal of experience with the way we carry experiences, emotions, psychological states, and stress in our bodies, and with the the ways our body and mind can profoundly impact each other. Also I have extensive experience with children. I am currently a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, trained in a holistic Master of Arts counseling program with a specialization in Somatics including such modalities as Body-Mind Centering, Sensory Motor, exercise and movement (such as trauma informed yoga), Bodynamics, sound (music and/or chanting), and movement, with additional specific training focused on trauma. I am also exploring biopsychology, neuropsychology, and human relations and interactions. I work with a little transpersonal psychology in grief work and have experience working with fresh and unattended grief.
I will soon be offering EMDR as a modality I can work with.
I have done training as well for prenatal and postpartum work. I have a background with traumatic births and the grief that can come with miscarriages and abortions. In this understanding and my training I am honored to work with women and their partners in what pregnancy, birth and sometimes loss can bring up for them.
My License Number is #119674.
JFKU Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology with Somatic specialization
Current Affiliations / Licenses / Registrations
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #119674 California Board of Behavioral Services
- California Association of Marriage Family Therapist (CAMFT)
- East Bay CAMFT
- Psychology Today
Modalities that I will draw from in our work
- Attachment Based
- Humanistic Psychotherapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Feminist Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
- Energy work/ Healing
- Authentic Movement (Witnessed Movement Processing)
- Hakomi Method
- Somatic Experiencing
- Regulation and Window of Tolerance work
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
- Family Systems Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Play Therapy (games and Sand Tray work)
- Mindfullness- Ho’oponopono, Deep Breathing and Meditation
Currently because of the CoVID-19 issues in the Bay Area. I am only doing online/ phone sessions called Telehealth. Please reach out with any questions.