I use a holistic and varied approach drawing from many modalities along with a backdrop of trauma focused, racial and social justice informed, compassionate, and self-determination based care. I have experience working with folks across the lifespan and have particular specialization and interest in regards to relational issues including polyamory/open relationships, as well as work stress, self esteem, boundary setting, life transitions, sexuality, substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, & perinatal/postpartum.
BS - Human Development, Pacific Oaks College
MS - Counseling with Marriage Family Therapy Specialization, San Francisco State University
I became a therapist because I enjoy connecting with other people, being present for their experiences, and supporting folks in their growth. I find empathy and non-judgment come easily to me which suits my work well. I also find being present for others' healing and self-work a beautiful process which enriches my own life.
I love spending time with the wonderful people in my community. I enjoy adventure – travel, hikes, being outside, dancing, going to concerts, being active, and trying new things. I also enjoy being curled up with a cozy blanket, good novel, and a cup of coffee.
I try to find some joyful ways to move my body every day, whether that is walking, dancing, working out, lifting weights or hiking I try to move my body every day.
I have read every novel by Toni Morrison, some more than once! I revisit passages from Tar Baby very often.
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