I am a down to earth, non-judgmental, trauma-informed therapist with a lot of love for the work I do. I practice client-centered and strength-based therapy from a place that meets you where you are. I am a strong believer in finding what works specifically for you!
I am certified in Advanced Mindfulness, a practitioner of Tai Chi, and certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for the treatment of Complex PTSD and Trauma. I implement self-compassion and shame resiliency skills borrowed from Brene Brown, Ph.D and Kristen Neff, Ph.D. In the past I worked for UCLA’s FOCUS Project with the military and taught resiliency skills to the military while in Okinawa, Japan.
I believe everyone can benefit from skills training to enhance our ability to manage strong emotions and interpersonal interactions. I am trained in various modalities and am happy to teach/share these skills and ideas with you.
I use nature and body movement as well as creative artsI also utilize the whole family system in treatment when available and applicable (including pets of all kinds, dogs, cats, horses, lizards, rats, snakes, just to name a few who have been present in a client's session).
to tailor therapy to my client’s needs.
If you are interested to see if my approach works for you and that we are a good fit in achieving your journey, please reach out for a free 15 minute consultation.
|TELEHEALTH THERAPY SESSIONS*||50-minute Telehealth Session||$80|
|TELEHEALTH THERAPY SESSIONS*||50-minute Telehealth Family Session||$100|
|* Phone and HIPPA compliant. Doxy.me Telemed App for Android, iPhone, Mac and PC computers.|
|IN-PERSON / EXPERIENCE-BASED THERAPY SESSIONS**||50-minute walk-talk session||$120|
|IN-PERSON / EXPERIENCE-BASED THERAPY SESSIONS**||50-minute family session||$150|
|** If we meet at your home and you have a dog, and you want to bring your pet, please do!|
|IN-PERSON / EXPERIENCE-BASED THERAPY SESSIONS||60-minute Paddle Session***||$180|
|***I have two boards and will give you directions on where to meet. No skill required.|
|IN-PERSON / EXPERIENCE-BASED THERAPY SESSIONS||60-minute Crocker Art Museum session****||$180|
|****Directions will be given and admission for you is free. You may have to pay for parking outside the Crocker.|
Please note the cancellation policy. If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.