I have always been drawn towards work that supports others. As a bay area native, my path towards becoming a therapist began by serving in counseling roles with teens, adolescents, and adults in San Francisco. Through Americorps, I worked at an emergency shelter for youth experiencing homelessness. Following this position, I worked at an alternative high school, supporting teens seeking jobs and internships.
During this time, I fell in love with the practice of yoga as a means to connect deeper with myself. I began meditating. I became involved in activities and communities that foster self-discovery and exploration. I participated in a yoga teacher training program, and the practice of yoga continues to inform my life and my work.
In my work I support those seeking a path to a life that feels more in alignment. I support people to feel at home inside of their bodies. I work with trauma slowly, helping clients build internal and external resources to be with the experience.
Clients have described me as patient, spacious, and supportive. I'm often told that I am a grounding presence. I see laughter as a resource for healing.
• Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology • California Institute of Integral Studies
• Bachelors in Global Studies • University of California, Santa Barbara