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I am a queer, white, genderfluid, non-binary person who was grown with the lands of the East Coast. Though I was raised without a strong connection to my ancestry, I hold the lineages of Irish, French-Canadian, and Blackfeet descent within me and through my ancestors, and that has shaped and formed my identity in ever evolving ways. I use the pronouns they and she interchangeably. I currently live and offer healing services in Northern, CA on the unceded lands of the Ohlone people.
I am an empath, a highly sensitive person, and an intuitive. I have experienced the suffering that can come along with the suppression, idealization, and exploitation of these gifts and ways of being. I have also experienced the mistakes that come with trying push through, reject, or lose myself within these different ways of being. It is through transforming these experiences of suffering and mistakes that I have learned how to cultivate a life path that is rooted in my needs, honoring of my boundaries, and uplifting of my capacity to experience the awe, love, and joy of this world so abundantly. This profoundly informs my work and my offerings – I am always learning, growing, integrating, then bringing back the embodied wisdom of those processes to work with my clients.
I am a licensed MFT therapist, expressive arts therapist, empath therapist, certified hypnotherapist, and ecospiritual healer serving those who feel deeply and are seeking a guide on their own journeys. I am passionate about supporting others in reconnecting with the wisdom of their body-mind, heart, spirit, and the Earth, as well as reclaiming their power and creating a life that centers, honors, and uplifts them. I am just as passionate about the life-long process of engaging in the decolonization of therapy and healing practices, within my fields and my life.
I came to this practice through my engagement with the arts, somatic (body) therapy, energy medicine, shamanic journeying, earth based wisdom, and depth hypnosis to heal my own experiences of wounding and trauma. As a child I found my survival was rooted in my deep connection to the earth, spirituality, and the arts. There I could find worlds that I could see myself within, that could reflect back to me the sacredness and worth of my being. As I grew I turned more and more towards to arts, spirit, the earth, and the body as pathways to healing, eventually bringing me to the Bay Area to study expressive arts therapy. There I began my ever expanding, deepening, and unfolding path of exploring how to integrate these different pathways of healing to create a holistic and soulful approach.
I am privileged and honored to work with each and every client as an empath therapist- to learn from them about their lives and all they have done to navigate their paths. Each person holds unique teachings through their life experiences- it is part of my work to help support them in discovering and recognizing that. There is no other person that is just like you, or who has the offerings you have to give through your life.
I am also a writer, poet, musician, dancer, actor, and yoga student. Every day I am deeply awed by the healing and creative power of the human being, and in tremendous gratitude for the greatest healer of all, this sacred being of Earth.
Training and Certifications:
- Online Global Mentorship Program “Working Psychologically with Spiritual Issues, Crises, Traumas, Teachers, Students and Communities” with Mariana Caplan LMFT
- Certified Hypnotherapist in the spiritual practice of Depth Hypnosis at the Foundation for the Sacred Stream
- Advanced Shamanism and Applied Shamanic Counseling at the Foundation for the Sacred Stream
- Buddhist Psychology at the Foundation for the Sacred Stream
- Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies
- First Level Externship of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
- Certified Sex Educator at San Francisco Sex Information Hotline (SFSI)
- Rape Crisis Counselor certification program at San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts