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I relate to my clients with warmth, curiosity, and an edgy sense of humor-- I strive to be direct, clear, and honest in my communication, and to create relationships that feel trusting, alive, and spacious.  

I'm proud to be a Bay Area native, and have been deeply influenced by my many years spent as a part of this dynamic and engaged community of teachers, healers, activists, and creatives of all sorts.  Being the first child of an immigrant parent and raised in a bi-cultural family, I also have keen perspective and understanding of the issues related to assimilation, dislocation, and loss, and the development of a blended cultural, spiritual, and ethnic identity.

I have been providing psychotherapy to children, families, and adults since 2005-- nearly two decades of direct experience providing individual and family psychotherapy, consultation to parents and school providers, time as a clinician in a therapeutic preschool, program development and management, and clinical supervision of mental health staff and interns.


Education and Training:

  • Healing Complex Trauma with Trauma-Informed IFS, Colleen West MFT (2022-2023)

  • Attachment-Focused EMDR, Laurel Parnell, PhD (2021)

  • EMDR Parts I and II, Phillip Manfield PhD (2020)

  • Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems, Frank Anderson PhD (2018)

  • Somatic Attachment Therapy 6-month intensive and ongoing practice group, Karen Rachels MFT (2017-2021)

  • Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and Reflective Practice Facilitator, CA Center (2017)

  • Graduate, Irving B Harris Early Childhood Mental Health Training Program (2011)

  • Graduate, Child Trauma Institute (2007)

  • MA, Clinical Psychology, New College of California (2006)

  • BA, Psychology, UC Santa Cruz (2001) 

  • BA, Women's Studies, UC Santa Cruz (2001) 

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