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About Me

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFC 39244), a graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies. My experience includes working for ten years in the field of sales and marketing before attaining my master’s degree in counseling psychology and my professional license. I appreciate the struggle between one’s desire for material acquisitions and one’s deeper need to experience life more authentically -- to find balance, joy, and meaning in one’s work, relationships, and family life.

Ganesha, remover of obstacles

My clinical work is grounded in contemporary psychology while influenced by the Enneagram, somatic, and spiritual awareness. An ongoing interest of mine is the creative dynamic between spirituality and mental, emotional, and physical health. More and more evidence is emerging suggesting that meditation, prayer, and other contemplative practices are useful for the treatment of many mental and physical ailments. With this awareness and a commitment to my own meditation practice, I help clients find a way beneath the pathology, the symptoms, the negativity, the rage, the sorrow, and the stories they tell themselves to the truth of who they are. I am committed to that truth as it exists in each of us.

 

Specialized Professional Trainings

A Certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator: A program designed to teach pregnant and parenting couples the researched-based relationship skills essential for a successful transition into parenthood.

A Certified Enneagram Trainer: Ginger-Lapid Bogda’s “Train the Trainers”

Trained in the Helen Palmer-David Daniels professional training program

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

~Jimi Hendrix