I assist people with a variety of issues including: anxiety, loss, depression, finding a life partner or ending a relationship.
I help with big life transitions including: career, health, pregnancy, home, faith, divorce and death.
I specialize in family and relationship issues, and healing from personal trauma.
I offer transpersonal, somatic and coaching approaches to psychotherapy. I integrate relational, experiential, and pragmatic techniques to help you receive what you want from your life with more ease and less pain.
What this means:
I offer a transpersonal approach to psychotherapy. My Master’s Degree is in Integral Counseling Psychology, with a transpersonal approach. Most therapists include the head and the heart; Transpersonal Therapy doesn’t stop there. It includes your spirit and soul. It includes the big picture, the zoomed-out, eagle-eye view. All of you.
I offer a somatic approach to psychotherapy. Soma means body. Most experiences don't stop at the head or heart, or even at the spirit and soul. Most experiences also happen in the body. This is especially true of trauma. Trauma can get trapped in the body. Using my training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I can help you release those trapped experiences.
I offer a coaching approach to psychotherapy. Coaches tend to be more direct, hands-on and result-oriented. Using my training as a Coach, I can be more direct and practical when this is wanted or called for.
I integrate relational, experiential, and pragmatic techniques to help you receive what you want from your life with more ease and less pain.
Relational technique means we will use our client/therapist relationship to improve the way you connect in your relationships outside of therapy.
Experiential technique means we will use the fullness of your current life experiences to effect the change in your life that you seek.
Pragmatic technique means we will take sensible and realistic actions. During your treatment, I often suggest practical ideas and concepts, like homework, rather than only using theoretical considerations.
I created a process, “Deal Makers & Deal Breakers,” which acts as a guidepost to help you become more discerning and crystal-clear about your values and desires for life partnership.
- BA, UC Berkeley, Graduated Summa Cum Laude
- MA, California Institute of Integral Studies, Integral Counseling Psychology
- MFT, Licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
- SEP, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, certified by the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute