Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic, Relational
I can’t change the world around you, but I can help you find your footing. Whether you’re wanting to feel comfortable in your own skin, struggling to set boundaries, or seeking meaning and connection – therapy is a place to listen deeply to your inner wisdom and experience. Together, we can access the resources to build your self-compassion and make the changes you’ve been struggling to make.
Using a trauma-informed approach and an evidence-based practice called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, our sessions will be both healing and transformative. My role is to offer a supportive and restorative space to guide you toward the life you want to live and the person you want to be.
While I have specialized training in perinatal mental health, I work with adult clients (18 years and older) from a wide variety of backgrounds, in all phases and transitions of life.
MSW - Social Work, University of California, Berkeley
Becoming a mental health professional was less of a choice than a calling. Like so many of us, mental health is a personal issue for me with friends and family having experienced challenges, stigma, and misunderstanding associated with their mental health condition. It's a privilege to be able to support others in finding their voice, acknowledging their story, and accessing healing within.
A daily mindfulness practice, even if brief, helps me to stay centered in my body and grounded in the present moment. This creates a greater sense of peace and wisdom as I navigate my day.
Sometimes mindfulness looks like walking in nature, playing music, cooking, or connecting with a loved one.
When I revisited my high school copy of Moby Dick in college, I was struck by my old underlining and annotations. The way I made meaning, what felt important, and how I interpreted pieces of the story had shifted quite a bit in the five years that had passed. Since then, I’ve continued to re-read that same copy every several years, adding layers of myself to the pages. I find a lot of joy in getting lost in stories to broaden my perspective.
I recently rescued a puppy and have loved observing him witness the world for the first time. I have a vivid memory of him peering into some grasses and watching a white butterfly soar out from below with a complete look of awe. Every time I see a white butterfly I smile, remembering his fresh-eyed perspective.
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