I believe therapy starts with the kindest of hearts, respect, and radical acceptance (honoring gender, sexual orientation, ability, race, gender identity/expression, relationship status, class, diagnosis, immigration status, etc).
I pull upon and integrate time-tested and heart-centered approaches to psychotherapy to walk with people through the brightest and most shadowy parts of themselves. I aspire to create a warm and welcoming space so that the whole of a person can come into the room. Integration and balance can happen through inviting culture, beliefs, identity, family, community, and spirituality.
My work is trauma-informed and draws upon rich psychodynamic, somatic, transpersonal, and mindfulness-based theories and techniques. Further, my background in multiple evidence-based behavioral modalities (such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – ACT) lends added resources to clients. My passion for this work often feels boundless and is only matched by my curiosity, which finds me in constant engagement with emerging theory and trends of the field.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #134190. I hold a Master’s degree in Education from the City University of NY, Queens and another Master’s in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I am honored to have received training at the Pierce Street Integral Counseling Center in San Francisco. Before working as a psychotherapist, in addition to my corporate and background, I worked directly with and managed Applied Behavior Analysis services typically focusing on people with autism and their families.