I am passionate about helping people make shifts that create better lives for themselves. That’s the first thing you should know about me. The second thing you should know about me is that it’s not about me. You are the expert on you. You know your past and the future you hope for. That’s why I work in collaboration with you to provide a customized and experiential counseling process. You choose your therapy goals. I help you achieve them.
Working with You
Mindfulness underlies my approach to therapy. As the path to the mind-body link, it helps you to make positive change on a neurological level. Neuroscience teaches us that our brains are malleable and continue to grow and change over the course of our lives. By teaching you to direct your attention in a gentle and compassionate manner, mindfulness can rewire your brain in a more functional and healthy way while reducing stress and increasing resiliency. A mindfulness-centered approach can help you deal with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, caregiving stress, trauma resolution, and pain or other medical issues. I use a variety of mind-body-focused modalities that include mindfulness, somatic mindfulness, self-hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and various forms of talk therapy. Not sure what might work for you? I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to help you decide if my practice is a good fit for your needs.
Professional Experience and Credentials
It’s important to work with a professional. I have my Masters degree in Counseling, as well as:
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 1) (intensive 80 hour training in mindfulness-based mind-body therapy for Trauma and PTSD)
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 2) (intensive 180 training in attachment and relationship issues including developmental trauma)
- Certificate in EMDR Levels 1 and 2 by Dr. Philip Manfield
- Over 120 hours Hypnosis-Related Continuing Education, including special training in pain management. Two advanced trainings totaling 40 hours were earned in class with Dr. David Patterson of the University of Washington; 20 of those 40 hours were co-facilitated by Dr. Mark Jensen, also of the University of Washington.
- PESI Certificate in Pain Management, taught by Dr. Robert Rosenbaum, PHD, who developed the mindfulness-based behavioral portion of the chronic pain management program in Kaiser Oakland
Of course, I’m more than just my professional credentials. I also love cooking, cats, nature, and have been engaged in a contemplative meditation practice for over 30 years.
You deserve health and peace. I would be honored to help you reclaim it.
Call me to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation.