I feel incredibly fortunate to witness the most intimate parts of peoples’ lives unfold and evolve. My work as both a mental health professional and as a healing arts practitioner has shown me the aspects of ourselves that we are most likely to hide, hold the most wisdom. Getting to discover that wisdom, in myself and others, has been the most important learning in my life. Over the past two decades, I’ve continued to be humbled by the resilience, perseverance, and creativity that we all have to not only survive, but to thrive.
In my own personal journey, I have explored myself deeply through yoga, meditation, bodywork, psychotherapy, and non-ordinary states of consciousness. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked with foster children in residential care facilities, adolescents in substance abuse facilities, and adult female-identified victims of domestic violence, as well as massage and yoga therapy. I am dedicated to my own continued exploration and growth, personally and professionally, which I view as an unending process.
As a culturally Jewish-American, CIS-gendered, heterosexual woman, I am keenly aware of intersectionality; privilege and marginalization. In our work, I invite open dialogue about issues related to race, gender, sexuality, and social status as these are so often considered taboo. While I may or may not have similar lived-experiences to you around these aspects of identity, I will hold curiosity for us to both deepen into a greater understanding of them.
Education and Training
- M.A. Somatic Psychology | California Institute of Integral Studies | 2019
- RYT-200 | Yoga Garden SF | 2015
- Certified Infant Massage Educator | Infant Massage USA | 2015
- Certified Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner | The Berkeley Center | 2015
- Antonio Sausys’ Yoga for Grief Relief | 2014
- Hawaiian Prenatal Massage (Hapai Lomi Lomi) | Aunty Mary Fragas | 2007
- Therapeutic Massage 600-hour | Aloha Institute of Massage Therapy | 2007
- B.A. Psychology; Holistic Health | San Francisco State University | 2006
There is more wisdom in your body
than in your deepest philosophy.