A Little About Me...
I'm a San Francisco-based milliennial mama, dog-lover, painter, writer, depression and anxiety survivor, surfer, yoga practitioner and nature enthusiast. I value creativity, connection, inner reflection, playfulness, honesty, collaboration, humor, and weaving together a life of balance, awe, and purpose.
Therapy and mindfulness immeasurably helped me find more dynamic ways to approach my stress and inner dialogue. I am passionate about sharing the tools and philosophy that supported me on my own healing journey and to improve the world through the many tiny changes we implement over time during our lifespan.
My approach is grounded in the healing power of nature, human connection, and the firm belief that every person can learn to embrace, accept, and love their life with deeper self-awareness and present-centered mindfulness.
My Approach to Healing...
is rooted in the belief that nature and heart-to-heart connection has the power to heal. When we are quiet and still enough, the answers we most need will arise organically. My goal is to empower you to be your own compass and access your own inner strength and resilience.
My holistic style of psychotherapy integrates cognitive, energetic, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Through a Relational, Gestalt, Transpersonal, Somatic, Eco, and Psychodynamic approach, I facilitate inquiries into your experience and provide mindfulness exercises, guided visual meditations, and opportunities for creative expression and movement. Our goal is to work together towards your own definition of health, so you can have a mind-body-spirit connection that deepens your self-awareness.
My Career Path
I graduated with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and received my licensure with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in 2018. I trained as a therapist at the Church Street Integral Counseling Center, which specializes in Gestalt and Existential therapy. I completed the Level 1 TRM Training with the Trauma Resource Institute and am certified in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction).
I am a certified grief educator with over 10 years of experience helping people navigate the complexities of grief. I am also a volunteer and participant with Waves of Grief Collective, a surf therapy organization that provides counseling and community support to those wanting to explore personal losses.
In addition to my private practice, I served as a therapist at Lowell High School through SFUSD's Student Intervention Team Program. I am passionate about supporting educators and students. This passion has led me to be a part of Breathe For Change, an organization that empowers educators to cultivate wellness practices, for themselves, their students, school communities, and beyond. I also volunteer with the non-profit organizations Groundswell Community Project, a creative community that allows women to embrace healing and empowerment through engagement with each other, the ocean, and the arts, and MeWaterFoundation which introduces at-risk youth to surfing as a form of trauma resiliency.