I offer culturally sensitive, trauma-informed psychotherapy to support folks. I help bring awareness, healing, and transformation in times of need, difficulties, and transitions. I have deep commitment and curiosity for my clients. Working with me, you'll find someone who is warm, open, spacious and engaged, and playful at times.
I approach the process of therapy as collaboration and exploration and bring tools and theories from different approaches such as psychodynamic, attachment theory, drama therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and somatic therapy. I am also trained and certified in a body-oriented approach for the resolution of chronic stress and trauma called Somatic Experiencing® (SE). SE techniques are simple and gentle yet I found it to be a powerful and transformative experience to feel more connected to your body, senses, and overall sense of regulation.
BA - Drama, University of Washington
MA - Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
I studied theater as a teen, and I came to realize the psychotherapeutic potential of drama in my own life and became highly intrigued by the connection between embodiment, psychology, and theater. I also truly enjoyed the authentic connection with people, and it led me to go to pursue a career in counseling.
I enjoy going to farmer's market, cooking different cuisines, hiking and seeing different landscapes, crafting, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family.
Making sure that I get good night's sleep and enough rest every night. If I don't, I try to take it easy the next day.
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