Originally from NJ, I am warm, practical, intuitive and direct. I'm often told I 'hit the nail on the head' by clients.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA
I completed training in DBT Skills with Marsha Linehan through PsychWire and provide skills training and support in areas of emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and mindfulness. I believe the DBT model can be an effective means to support a variety of clients regardless of diagnosis.
I hold a Master of Arts concentration in Somatic Psychotherapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies and 20+ years in embodiment studies as a former professional modern dancer, yoga instructor and massage therapist. I help clients safely explore the sacred mind/body connection through breath work, guided meditation, IFS, Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, and EMDR when appropriate.
Psychodynamic and attachment theory are the foundation of my training. While we will not spend every session discussing your family of origin, we will hold this early blueprint and the ways this has shaped you while exploring the impact on your current experience. I incorporate the wisdom traditions and dreamwork to support an understanding of the unconscious.