A little bit about me...
I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I see individuals (adolescents and adults) as well as couples in Oakland, CA as well as online. I have worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups. I have clinical experience with depression, anxiety, PTSD, cultivating intimacy and trust in relationships, and fostering self-esteem. Navigating sexual and cultural identity is another area of focus in my practice.
Talk therapy is the main modality that I use as a psychotherapist. Language is a vehicle that allows thoughts and feelings to have a voice. Oftentimes in response to relationship patterns and events that are beyond our control, this voice can become silenced or lost. These missed opportunities create barriers in our relationships that prevent us from experiencing deeper intimacy with ourselves and with others. A lack of joy, purpose and meaning in our lives is often the result.
I offer other therapeutic options to complement traditional therapy. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing) which is a type of therapy that is helpful for processing and integrating trauma and regulating the nervous system. I have studied Somatic Psychotherapy which involves consulting the body to gain more insight into what is happening in your mind as well as Energy Psychology. Currently, I am studying Internal Family Systems and am excited to weave these learnings into my work. I have over 600 hours of Yoga Teacher Training in Hatha, Astanga, and Kunadlini yoga and meditation.
I believe that each of us has a unique path to healing, and invite creativity into the therapeutic process as it feels important and right to you.