I am a Filipino-American Somatic Psychotherapist and Certified Hakomi Practitioner, a method of mindfulness-based body-oriented therapy.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in South San Francisco, CA
Supervised by Rawna Romero, LMFT
I am trained in Brainspotting, a brain & body-based modality that is a modification of EMDR. Brainspotting is a gentle approach that involves accessing the limbic and reptilian parts of the brain through exploring different eye positions which can affect how you feel. By gentle discovery of this eye position, one can access the body's natural capacity to heal from trauma.
I am trained in Brainspotting and the Hakomi method, which are both body-based approaches to addressing trauma. The body has a natural inclination towards healing, and by creating a safe environment to allow the body to have its natural processes, one can rediscover a sense of freedom and calm.
As a son of Filipino immigrants, I can understand the challenges and conflicts of living in the United States and being brought up with immigrant values. An aspect of this exploration can be the process of decolonization, which is a process of rediscovering one's own indigenous culture.
I am a graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies' Somatic Psychology program and I incorporate a number of Somatic modalities in my therapeutic work.
I am a certified practitioner of the Hakomi method, which is a gentle method of mindfulness-based body-oriented psychotherapy. By bringing mindful awareness to your body experience while addressing a challenging issue, we open up the possibility of discovering one's limiting beliefs and inner conflicts. By giving space and acknowledgement to these subconscious limiting beliefs, it's possible to have a new experience and discover a new sense of freedom.