In addition to my psychotherapy practice, I have taught a college-level wilderness backpacking course with the Sierra Institute through UC Davis Extension on Nature Literature and Ecopsychology, as well as co-produced a short documentary on the impact of tourism in Southeast Asia. Finally, I am a parent, which has been the most transformative and potent role I have served in my life yet.
As a licensed psychotherapist, it is my privilege and passion to support individuals and couples on their paths toward insight, skill-building, and greater well-being.
Since 2004, I have been treating children, adults, and couples in a wide range of settings. I have worked in the Los Angeles and Bay Area public sectors with at-risk youth and their families, engaging with both school and community platforms. I also have extensive experience providing nature-based therapies to adults and teens, and guiding wilderness rites-of-passage to mark major life changes. As such, I always seek to integrate the knowledge of nature and the planet in my work with clients as we cope with the stress of our fast-paced lives.
I am trained in modalities of Gestalt, body-centered somatic psychotherapy, mindfulness practice, ecotherapy, and EMDR. I am also particularly passionate about working with pregnant and postpartum women, and am certified in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
Naropa University, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, M.A.
UC Santa Cruz, Ecopsychology, B.A. with Honors
Trainings and Certifications
Attachment Focused EMDR with Laurel Parnell, PhD
Maternal Mental Health with Postpartum Support International
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Managing and Adapting Evidence Based Practice
Council Training with Ojai Foundation
Wilderness First Responder with Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI)
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Postpartum Support International (PSI)