Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PT
Having worked in the field of somatics for the last 30 years, my approach to psychotherapy is to work with the client's body awareness and with mindfulness. Drawing from the "felt sense" of the body, we can better work with trauma, anxiety, and grief. I see clients not as people with problems, but as travelers on a path toward wholeness. Working with body awareness allows us to get more in touch with our aliveness and clarity as well as our competence in riding through waves of difficult emotions and sensations. I see couples as well as individuals.
I have been working with trauma for more than 20 years and in the last five years completed trainings in Hakomi and Sensorimotor psychotherapy. I have worked with Hospice as a bereavement counselor. I have also completed the professional year long training in Couple's counseling with Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Having been a physical therapist for 32 years and a somatic therapist for 25 years, I bring a thorough knowledge of working with pain, trauma, and the body. I combine this with my more recent studies about developmental trauma. I have been practicing Buddhist meditation for 30 years.
- School: National University
- Year Graduated: 2010
- License and State: LMFT77997 California
Types of Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)