I weave expressive arts, somatics, and trauma-informed psychotherapy to connect clients to their intuition as a tool for transformation.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
Expressive Arts Therapy taps into the expressive arts (visual art, writing, music, movement, and drama) for therapeutic expression, catharsis, and integration. These modalities provide a way to deepen into your emotions in ways that go beyond the limits of talk therapy.
Somatic Therapy recognizes the intertwined mind-body relationship and offers techniques for accessing the body’s intelligence. Guided imagery and mindfulness modalities can help reveal insights into how you feel about something that you might not have been aware of at a cognitive level.
Let's explore that which you perceive beyond your 5 senses. What do you believe is greater than you? How is that a resource for you in your life? What is your relationship to your intuition? I am here to provide support around your exploration of the transpersonal, through conversation and, if you would find it helpful, through what I call "intuitive arts" modalities such as ritual, altar making, divination cards, guided visualization, movement meditation, automatic drawing, and more.
Chances are it didn’t start with you! We each carry within our psyches and our DNA the imprint of generations of life experience. Clients often come to find that the issues they came in with turn out to be inherited from the legacies of those who came before them (“blood” ancestors and otherwise). Whether we explicitly work with your ancestors or not, I believe that the growth you are called to do provides growth for generations of ancestors, forwards and back in your lineages.
Whether chosen or not, life transitions can be a pivotal time for personal growth. I am passionate about supporting people in the day-to-day challenges that come with change and helping people in zooming out to see the big picture of possibilities and potential that life is providing.
I love supporting people in connecting to their intuition/ higher self/ inner guidance. I hold a spiritual framework in conceptualizing healing work. I meet clients where they are at in their relationship to spirituality and what it means to them.