I hold a deep and abiding belief in the inherent health and wholeness in each of my clients. My work is to support survivors of complex and developmental trauma to discover their innate blueprint for health and secure attachment. Somatic Experiencing (SE)™ has been a gateway for me to connect not only with my own blueprint for health and secure attachment, but with an embodied, heart-centered spirituality I sought for over two decades through spiritual and meditative practices. I'm happy to report that my clients, many who are long-time meditators, are reporting these benefits as well!
I have an MA from Naropa University in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and have integrated Somatic Experiencing into a private practice that is informed 25+ years of spiritual practice and studies in the healing arts and human consciousness, as well as ongoing post-graduate clinical training. I am also part of the assisting team for the Somatic Experiencing, NARM, and NaTouch professional trainings.
My focus is on attunement and collaboration with each individual’s needs, emerging truth, and movement toward integration and health. I hold the tenet that by tapping into the deep and innate intelligence of psyche, body and soul, we awaken to our freedom from past conditioning, survival strategies, and unconscious patterns. Our work together will honor all parts of you with both radical acceptance and the invitation for greater coherence between all parts.
I bring warmth, intuition, and compassion into the counseling relationship and the encouragement of free, authentic expression. Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness, and Attachment theory inform all of my work and when applicable, sessions may include somatic touch, table work, meditative practices, spiritual inquiry, the Energy Psychology modality of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and the exploration of archetypal life themes through astrology.
I'm approved to provide SE students personal sessions at the Beginning and Intermediate Level. I have a full-time private practice in Santa Rosa, CA.
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner; NARM (NeuroAffective Relational Mode); NaTouch (NeuroAffective Touch); DARe (Dynamic Attachment Repatterning); NLP Master Practitioner & Hypnotist; EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)