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About Me

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When I’m not doing therapy, I like to spend my free time in nature and creative activities. 

By nature, I tend to be flexible, collaborative, engaging and creative; I listen deeply, doing my best to bring in the elements of my training and experience that best fit who you are and what you seek from therapy at this time.  


My primary training was psychodynamic and relational.

I have extensive training in the treatment of developmental trauma. I've spent the last 20 years learning to integrate Buddhist psychology and mindfulness/meditative practices into therapy. I also draw from attachment theory, and Focusing, the pioneering somatic work of Eugene Gendlin. I am also influenced by the work of Psychologist Marshall Rosenberg, who wrote The Language of Life, a primer for the practice of empathy and Non-Violent Communication (NVC).


After many years of training and experience, my guiding star as a therapist is this: sustainable growth and change depend on developing curiosity and a tender presence toward yourself and your experience, whatever it happens to be in the moment.

When we slow down and pay attention, somehow it becomes possible to connect with both the discomfort we feel, AND the wisdom and possibility that accompany it.

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Education & Experience


MS, Counseling Psychology

Dominican University of California, 2003

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Clinical Experience and Training

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
Level II Trained 
Immersion Course, 2023
Essential Skills Course 2023-2024

Neuro Affective Relational Model (NARM)

Treatment for Complex Trauma

Level One Training, 2016

Masters Level Training, 2019


Couples Developmental Model Training,

Couples Institute

Palo Alto, 2014


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

UC San Diego, 2013


Non-Violent Communication (NVC) Immersion Program

Oakland Bay NVC, 2011


Internship in Relational Model for Individuals and Couples

Women’s Therapy Center, 2007-2008


Internship in Somatic Psychotherapy

Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic, Santa Rosa, 2003-2005

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