My work is anchored in the belief that an authentic connection to another person has boundless healing power. I believe that every person has, at some level, the need to be seen, heard and understood by others. I use a holistic approach, knowing that many factors contribute to his or her state of mental health, including cultural and spiritualbeliefs, personality, life experience, family of origin, attachment style, early childhood development, trauma, ancestral history and traditions, somatic structures and the times in which one lives. It is my belief that each client has within them the knowledge and power to heal and grow, and that my role is to help facilitate the discovery and application of those inherent tools.
I help clients find what's blocking authenticity in relationship to themselves and others. Often we don't realize how the old hurts, bitterness, regret, shame and beliefs "contaminate" our communicate with others. The feeling underneath our message is also received by the other person. We tend to deny this fact, even though we see people reacting to us in unpredicted ways. I can help you uncover and process the non-verbal messages you are communicating, so that you can have honest, fulfilling and authentic relationships. I also help with depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, self-awareness and mindfulness.
Masters in Counseling Psychology -
John F. Kennedy Graduate School of Holistic Studies
License, Certifications & Awards
CA MFT License #53393
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®
Professional Activities and Memberships
Assistant Clinical Director of Heart in Balance Counseling & Training Center
Clinical Supervisor to Trainees and Associates
East Bay CAMFT
BNI - Better Referral Network (Berkeley)
Badass Engagement with Katie Macks (an incubator for business leaders)