First and foremost, I trust in the power of our innate wisdom. My therapeutic approach honors and respects the organic and emergent process that unfolds within the sacred space of relationship. As it is within a safe, attuned and empowering relationship that a collaborative, integrated, coherent, and transformative narrative can be created. This narrative can give us guidance, insight, understanding, and hope.
I am committed to nonviolence and holistic experiences of healing. My academic and vocational backgrounds in social justice, creative practices, music, Chicano/a, feminist, and indigenous studies inform my therapeutic lens. In addition, my strong commitment to ameliorating the effects of oppression through our work together creates a loving, compassionate, and dynamic healing environment.
I am a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTi) in California (IMF #80579), received my (MA) Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Portland State University and completed a Graduate Certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology. I also completed M.E.T.A.’s first-year Professional Skills training in the Hakomi Method and have experience with Internal Family Systems Therapy. As a seeker of interdisciplinary and integrative therapeutic approaches, I integrate a wide array of modalities and belief systems into my practice. From systems theory and neuroimaging research to an understanding of mystical and indigenous belief systems.
I have experience working with individuals, couples, groups and community organizations and have spent much of my career developing unique and creative ways to engage the therapeutic process both in and out of the clinical setting.
Sessions can be in person or via phone/skype. If you would like to work with me, please do not let money be a barrier. I offer free 50-minute initial consultations and a sliding scale fee for my services.
To set up an appointment please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.255.1474.