About Me

I am an Integrative and certified EMDR Trauma therapist, completing my Attachment-Focused EMDR training through the  Parnell EMDR Institute. I’m deeply rooted in a holistic model which includes the mind-psyche, somatic embodiment, spirit, community and the Planet at large. I’m informed by clinical and spiritual orientations ranging from somatic, relational, intersubjective, IFS (Internal Family Systems), psychodynamic, mindfulness practices, Buddhist Psychology, transpersonal and depth psychotherapies. I have a long-standing 29 year Vipassana Buddhist meditation practice. I received my masters in Psychology with a Somatic Concentration from JFK, Orinda, CA in 1997.  As a member of the LGBTQIA community and a Pacific Islander, I know that both trauma and healing can come from our individual and cultural histories. I welcome anyone in search of emotional, psychological, somatic, and spiritual healing and seek to provide a place where people of all cultures, genders and sexual identities can feel heard and affirmed for who they are.  I work with a wide range of concerns; specialties include people with histories of trauma: veterans of war, childhood sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, abusive family of origin,  inherited & developmental trauma, institutional traumas (e.g. jails, state hospitals, foster care), Death & Dying, terminal illness, substance abuse, process addictions such as sex, relationships, and spending, Spiritual Emergencies to include Kundalini Awakening, and people looking to integrate spiritual and/or transpersonal experiences, BIPOC and members of the LGBTQIA community.