Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 123483)
“Is there anything between me and being at home with myself?” ~ Tara Brach
What is between you and being at home with yourself? Through client-centered, trauma-informed therapy, I walk alongside you as you investigate this question. My approach allows room for those parts of ourselves that we have stuffed away in dark corners. Even though we try to shove them down and away, these parts can dictate our actions–leading us away from our wisest and truest selves. Once we can see all our parts clearly and compassionately, we can take skillful action in our lives towards our professional, relational and personal goals. I welcome all parts of you in our work together. I whole-heartedly welcome members of the LGBTQIA+ community and I am committed to helping all people disentangle themselves from the harmful impacts of white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism and other oppressive systems.
After many years in the performing arts in New York City, I graduated with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. The transpersonal nature of my training keeps me attuned to the mind, body, heart and spirit of my clients. I have particular interest and training in working with trauma and chronic illness. I have spoken nationally and internationally on my personal experience as a sibling of an autistic person and the impact of disability on the family system. In addition, my training and experience also include facilitating dialogue and healing regarding issues of power, privilege and oppression, specifically in relation to race and class. I take a culturally humble stance in work. My 10+ years of personal meditation practice, as well as my time training and working as a mindfulness coach, grounds me in my therapy practice and enables me to weave in mindfulness tools when appropriate for clients.