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My interest in the body’s wisdom and capacity for healing stems from my yoga practice of over twenty-five years and my own journey through life.  I believe that every moment is a chance to practice the meditation of being fully present, with self, with others, and with whatever is arising in and around us.  It is from this awareness that we sense ourselves and our impulses towards a healthy and fully embodied aliveness.  I provide a compassionate and nurturing space in which you can explore more deeply, areas of yourself that were henceforth unknown.  My sensitive and calm presence is an anchor to those that wish to embark on a journey of self-discovery.

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the State of California and a graduate of the Counseling Psychology masters program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.  In addition to my graduate studies focusing on somatic (body-centered) psychology, I have studied extensively in various somatic modalities.  I am a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and continue my studies with Ron Kurtz, founder of the method.  I am trained in EMDR and attend consultation as I move towards certification. I have completed the one-year ‘Training for the Treatment of Trauma’ through the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.   I am a certified Conscious Relationship and Body-Mind Vibrance Coach and completed the two-year Apprenticeship Program with Kathleen Hendricks, PhD, and Gay Hendricks, PhD.  I am a Registered Addictions Specialist and understand the connection between addiction and trauma.  For fourteen years, I co-directed the renowned Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, California and have practiced and taught yoga for over twenty years.  When working with clients, I draw on all my experience and training and seamlessly weave them together in a way that is most appropriate and beneficial for the client’s healing and well-being.

I work with individual adults, couples and families experiencing a range of stressful life situations such as a traumatic event, death of a loved-one, illness, separation/divorce, family conflict, substance abuse recovery, and life transitions.  I work with people who want to know themselves better and to create more joy in their lives.  I work with children of all ages.  As Parenting Counselor at a women’s residential recovery center, I worked with children ages 0-3 and their mothers to create healthy relationships.  I have witnessed first-hand, the impact of the parent-child attachment relationship on the child’s development.  I have also provided counseling to school-age children in a local school district and have worked with adolescents.