My Approach to Helping
Do you desire to love yourself in relationship, work and life? To have loving relationships? Are you experiencing a life transition? Is it affecting your ability to live the life you want? Have you tried everything but still get the same results? Let's talk. I love this work and I put my heart and soul into it. I would be happy to speak with you. We will chat and see if we are a good fit to work together, or if I can refer you to the right fit for you! I have over ten years' experience and degrees from UCLA and CIIS. I operate out of Santa Cruz, CA. I have a mindfulness based practice and I use holistic practices and approaches to offer my clients gentle support and care. I offer in-person therapy or therapy from the convenience of you home over the phone or video. I hold multicultural intersectionality close to my heart and I promise to treat you with dignity and respect. Please don't hesitate to reach out! email me or give me a call.
More Info About My Practice
I specialize in three areas: stress & workplace burn-out, grief, and codependency. I am different from other therapists because I offer a mixture of behavioral and spiritual work. I have extensive training in both and I engage clients with practical solutions as well as deep endeavors. My practice infuses current neuroscience research with spirituality and time-tested healing modalities. I see my role as therapist as one who holds compassionate space and offers reflections and insights while keeping an open mind and trusting my clients as their own authority of their lives. I see my clients' role as one of showing up and being willing to have an open mind and share as they feel comfortable. Together, we cultivate presence and try to understand what wants to be understood. I have 10+ years experience with somatics, mindfulness, substance, codependency, spirituality, and alternative healing. My work is informed by, my meditation practice, passion for expressive arts, distance running, and ecstatic dancing. I work with clients in a way that is warm, direct, intelligent, strong and supportive. I can help you find your freedom.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Workplace burnout, Stress, Self-Esteem, Codependency, Romantic Relationship, Addictions, Love, Loss, Personal Growth, Partnership, Strength, Multicultural awareness, Intersectional Identities
Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work
Relational (Our relationship is important to our work!), Humanistic (I see the best in everyone from a compassionate perspective), Sex Positive, Feminist Theory, Humanistic Theory, Expressive Arts lens, Transpersonal lens, Behavioral Approaches (when useful), Jungian Theory