I do this work to help people find a path to healing and wholeness. I believe you’ve got the wisdom, and my goal is to help you tap into it.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Mindfulness is the practice of quieting the mind, focusing on the breath and relaxing the body. By turning your awareness to your thoughts and feelings, you are able to identify triggers. I teach various kinds of mindfulness and breathing exercises to clients. Over time clients can easily use these tools to relieve stress and anxiety anywhere.
Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a variety of issues. I use it primarily to help clients find deeper states of wisdom and healing with emotional struggles. Depth Hypnosis looks and feels more like a deep state of relaxation and inner reflection. It combines elements of transpersonal psychology, Buddhist psychology, and shamanism to allow a client to access and activate their own inherent healing capacities.
There are a variety of ways to work through and resolve trauma, and they all begin with trust, safety and cultivating self-care resources. Working with trauma through the mind and body together has proven to be the most effective, according to studies. Some of the ways I work with trauma are with mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR), NeuroAffective Touch (NAT), Hakomi, hypnotherapy and EMDR.
For many queer people, finding a health care practitioner can be a daunting task. You must take into account many questions: Do I feel safe with them? Will they understand my worldview and my experiences? Do I have to educate them on the social structures which are inherent in my life? Will I be labeled as sick or abnormal? As a queer person myself I can relate to the feelings all of these questions bring up. As a therapist I strive to make sure my clients feel safe, comfortable & understood.
Struggling with anxiety, stress and anger can be be detrimental your relationships and your health. Such stressful emotions are taxing on your body, mind and spirit. Learning to get a handle on such emotions can be one of the best things you can do for yourself. Mindfulness is the practice of quieting the mind, focusing on the breath and relaxing the body. By turning your awareness to your thoughts and feelings, you are able to identify triggers.