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I began learning about mind-body work 25 years ago while studying yoga, which naturally drew me into learning, practicing, and teaching mindful meditation. I guide clients to develop body awareness and help them learn to self-regulate emotions and comfort themselves.

My therapeutic approach is influenced by mindfulness and compassion. When we can learn to treat ourselves like we do a dear friend, healing and growth can happen. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is another useful tool I use with clients. This model teaches clients to look at their thoughts more objectively. This technique can decrease clients’ worries, anxiety, and depression, and provide a sense of well-being.

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I began my career working with children and their parents as a school therapist. This experience has provided me with invaluable knowledge of the impact that our early childhood relationships and experiences have on us. As a therapist working with adult clients, I understand how our early history affects us in adulthood. With this insight, we can address areas of current struggles. I have also been trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model, an integrated treatment to develop wellness skills and heal trauma.

Personally, I consider myself to be a warm, compassionate person who cares about others. I respect my clients’ innate wisdom and ability to heal. We work collaboratively to improve their lives from a strength-based model that emphasizes my clients’ gifts and talents. 

My clinical orientation is an integration of early childhood and attachment theory, mindfulness and compassion training, and trauma-informed methods, along with cognitive behavioral therapy.

Certifications & trainings

Teacher Trained Mindful Self-Compassion (UCSD) 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy 

Trauma Resiliency Method (Trauma Resource Institue) 

Attachment Theory and Neurobiology ​ (Lifespan Learning)

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