About Me + My Practice

Healing happens in the context of safety and love. Through attuned listening, warmth, and presence, we’ll create a space to help you explore your inner world with curiosity and kindness.  Through our work together, we’ll help you transform limiting emotional patterns so that you can live your life with greater joy, ease, purpose and connection. 

My style is nurturing, direct, relational, and at times, playful. I employ a variety of techniques and modalities including expressive arts therapies, mindfulness, body-based awareness, and other experiential processes to help you connect directly with your inner experience.

In my work with partners, my aim is to help you create a deeply satisfying, thriving relationship based in truth, love, and aliveness. I enjoy helping partners navigate the often challenging task of fully being (and knowing) themselves within intimate relationship-- feelings, needs, desires, eroticism and all. Whether you need support with communication, recovering after a betrayal, building your future, or re-finding the zest in your relationship, I'm on your team. No topic is off limits to talk with me about. I offer a non-judgmental space and pointed direction to help you find the clarity and connection you seek.

I hold a sex-positive, feminist, and social justice lens on the world, and strive to empower clients to live in ways that feel authentic and in integrity for them.  I welcome diversity, of all kinds, in my practice.  

As far as my own journey goes, I've been on a spiritual and healing path for fifteen years and have explored a range of modalities and practices.  A multidisciplinary artist at heart, I've played in many different creative realms and continue to find great joy, exhilaration, and catharsis on the dance floor.  As a healer/therapist, I bring my professional skill, training and experience, as well as an ongoing engagement in my personal transformational process.  

Let's discover together who you are and how you can create the kind of life and relationship(s) your heart longs for. 

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." -Carl Jung

Philosophy on Healing + The Therapeutic Process

Living an authentic, satisfying, deeply alive life entails examining the beliefs and patterns that motivate and hold us back. Sometimes this examination leads to dark, shadowy places in our psyches-- places that can be scary to navigate alone. As your healing companion on the journey, my job is to energetically and emotionally “have your back” so that you feel both challenged to grow, and lovingly accepted for exactly where you’re at.  We’ll approach this work as a team-- engaging in a dynamic relationship that supports you to learn about yourself at deeper levels and make the changes you want to make in your life and your relationships.

Education

  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Expressive Arts Therapies, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA (2014 graduate)

  • B.A. in Women's Studies, Minor in Religious Studies, McGill University, Montreal, QC

Training + Certifications

  • Sex Therapy Certificate Program (in process), California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

  • Somatica Institute Couples Training

  • Certified VortexHealing Practitioner (trained at the highest level), VortexHealing Institute, USA

  • Certified Massage Therapist (New York + California Certified), Finger Lakes School of Massage, Ithaca, NY

  • Expressive Arts Therapy Level 1 Personal Embodiment, Tamalpa Institute, Kentfield, CA

Professional Affiliations