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My Story
 

‚ÄčLife has granted me a rich collection of events and circumstances through which I have experienced a broad spectrum of suffering and happiness. My adolescent history of loss and trauma left me anxious, depressed, and confused. After years of struggling with emptiness and destructive behaviors,  I finally sought help.

 

I found a psychotherapist whose integrative approach helped facilitate genuine change in my perspective and behavior. The profoundly healing relationship with my first therapist opened my heart and mind to the limitless possibilty of conscious evolution, prompting me to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation that continues to this day. This path has lead me to influential teachers and therapists, many modes of healing, and now a career in the field of psychology & consciousness. 

 

While returning to mySelf, and finding my place in the world, I felt called to serve others, and began volunteering with various non-profits.  I discovered the Art of Living Foundation, a worldwide humanitarian NGO, which leads service projects for developing countries and disasater relief, and also teaches meditation, yoga, breathwork, and Vedic wisdom, for stress management and spiritual practice.  Through the Art of Living, I have discovered the joy of selfless service, and the healing power of meditation.                                    

‚ÄčIn 2009 I became involved with Shakti Rising, a grass-roots organization that focuses on community development through the empowering of women. Shakti Rising offers classes and retreat workshops designed to promote personal transformation and create conscious leaders. Shakti also operates a residential treatment program for traumatized women ages 15-30.

 

Shakti Rising's Transformational Recovery (TR) Program is an immersive holistic healing intensive which  facilitates sustainable transformation in women who have survived all types of trauma, many of whom have exhausted all traditional treamtment options. As a teacher and mentor in the TR program, I worked with small groups, and one on one with the TR residents. Witnessing the raw process of healing in these women impressed me deeply, leaving me both heart-open and inspired.  I decided to pursue a career in transformational recovery.

 

My personal healing journey, and my continual involvement with Shakti Rising and The Art of Living have moved me to a life dedicated to the exploration of consiousness and psychology. 

 

Credentials

  • Master's Degree, Counseling Psychology; California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT # 98856)

 

Positions

  • Private Practice Psychotherapist (2013-present)

  • Psychotherapist/Consultative Support: La Cheim, Community Mental Health NPS (2015-present) 

  • Instructor: Kaiser Permanente SF, Health Education Dept (2015-present)

  • Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center, Psychotherapist Trainee/Intern (2012-13)

  • Facilitator/Counselor: Shakti Rising (2009-present)

 

Clinical Trainings & Personal Development

  • AEDP: Couples Therapy workshops

  • AFSP/AAS: Suicide Loss Bereavement Training

  • Mindfulness Psychotherapy for Adolescents

  • Non-Dual Psychotherapy Consultation

  • Pro-ACT Certification: Crisis Intervention & De-escalation Training

  • Cortical Field Re-education: Somatic Healing Intensive

  • Shakti Rising: Practical Alchemy & Embodied Wisdom, Leadership Training; Soul Midwifery

  • Art of Living: Happiness Program & Art of Silence (yoga and meditation)

 

 

 

Education & Experience

Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, CIIS.

Private Practice Psychotherapist Intern.

Therapist at Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center.

Master level volunteer with Shakti Rising.