As a mind-body counselor and Certified Hakomi Practitioner, I offer a safe and compassionate space to explore your inner world and its relationship to the outer dimensions of your life. Whether you seek support around life purpose, intimacy issues, work, or ways to unwind stress and trauma, I can support your journey.
I also offer integration guidance and consultation around initiatory experiences, specifically those including altered states of consciousness, traumatic events, or life threatening diagnoses, such as cancer. These types of experiences often open us to unknown dimensions where a skilled guide can offer valuable support.
Blocked emotions, repetitive thought patterns, and unprocessed memories can eventually show up as stress, anxiety, or physical illness. Fortunately, through mindfulness and transpersonal states of consciousness, it is possible to gain perspective and eventually clear these conditions that cause suffering.
I offer a healing space of attuned presence. Through somatic inquiry, I support your body and mind as they open and unwind. Your own intelligent awareness is what guides the healing process. I follow your lead, making time and space to integrate what unfolds.
If you seek psycho-spiritual integration around a specific experience or are navigating a serious health issue, I consult, educate, and share resources toward a holistic approach to your healing journey. If you want general ongoing support, I offer traditional therapy, life-guidance and coaching.
After years of studying indigenous healing traditions, my own initiation came as an advanced cancer diagnosis in 2011. Confronting the impermanence of my body and identity impacted every aspect of life as I had known it. I embarked upon a long path of transformation and recovery, supported by masterful healers and guides.
My healing work draws from Buddhist psychology and Eastern wisdom traditions, attachment theory, transpersonal and somatic psychology, depth work, modern neuroscience and traditional practices, including prayer, earth-based ritual and plant-spirit medicine.
I have an undergraduate degree from UC Santa Cruz and am a Certified Hakomi Practitioner. I have spent the last fifteen years studying traditional healing arts, learning from indigenous healers and teachers in South, Central and North America. I am also a longtime dharma student, studying in the tradition of tantric Buddhism.
I work with individuals, couples, and young adults. I offer hourly sessions at my office in Berkeley, California as well as by Skype.
20 minute free phone consultation
You share what you are seeking,
and I tell you what I can offer.
Mind-Body Counseling or Integration Session
We spend 60 minutes together
at my office in Berkeley or via Skype or phone.
If you are navigating a specific health issue, we spend 90 minutes together in person or via Skype. This session includes alternative resources, practitioner referrals and psycho-emotional education and guidance. Includes a follow up email.
Please contact me to schedule a session and discuss fees.
I ask for 48 hours’ notice if you need to cancel a session.