Two Dried Leaves

My approach

I hold the therapeutic relationship as sacred, a safe space for self-exploration and self-discovery. I feel passionate about this work, in being a witness and guide, as my clients sort through life's many challenges and major life decisions. Throughout this process I intend to create a nourishing and non-judgmental atmosphere of acceptance, laying the foundation for growth and healing. My style is gentle and allowing - whatever issues you are dealing with, I'm confident we can handle them together and move in a direction toward lasting change. You don't have to do it alone.

My orientation is holistic and eclectic, incorporating Cognitive Therapy, Somatic (body-based methods), Expressive Arts, and Mindfulness.  In each session I utilize a variety of modalities to fit the needs and wishes of each client.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Education

  •  California License, Marriage and Family Therapist #112990

  • California Institute of Integral Studies, 2015, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

  • UC Santa Barbara, 2005, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

 

Professional Background

  • ​Associateship at Marina Counseling Center (Trainings in Psychodynamic, Somatic, and Jungian therapy)

  • Staff therapist at New Dawn Eating Disorder Recovery Center

  • Gestalt Therapy Focused Practicum Training at Integral Counseling Center at Church Street ICP

Workshops and Focused Trainings

  • Vipassana Insight Meditation at Spirit Rock

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training - MBSR

  • Internal Family Systems Workshop with Richard Schwartz

  • Exploring Modern Relationships Workshop with Esther Perel

  • Ten Week Awakening Joy Course with James Baraz​​

  • Level 1 Hakomi Training

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