I became a therapist due to my own journey in mental health and body-mind healing. Being a client allowed me to make meaning and even find strength in my suffering. As part of my self-discovery, I realized that supporting others to move through their struggles is my passion and purpose.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I was a massage therapist for 4 years which guided my way to eventually becoming a somatic therapist.
Participated in postgraduate trainings in Somatic Experiencing, ACT, DBT, and Healing Shame
Completed EMDRIA-approved basic training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization & reprocessing)
Graduated from California Institute of Integral Studies with an MA in Counseling Psychology and an emphasis in Somatic Psychology
Participated in TLC’s professional training in the treatment of body-focused repetitive behaviors.
Experience working with elementary school students in the public school system and with young and older adults in a non-profit setting.
As an integrative somatic therapist, I value the innate wisdom held in the body. In sessions, I support you in widening your capacity to mindfully be with all parts of yourself in the present moment. And, since I understand that tuning into the body takes time and trust, I incorporate other approaches to meet you where you are at. This can look like skill-building, parts work, boundary explorations, incorporating creativity, and more.
Everyone is unique, and as such each session is tailored to your own unique needs and goals.
It can be such a challenge to even admit that you may need help, I totally understand how difficult it may feel for you at this time. Reaching out to chat will be the first among several steps that it will take on your healing journey, and after we decide it's a good fit, you are no longer walking this path alone.
You can book a time to chat with me below. I look forward to hearing from you.