I’m a trauma-informed Somatic Psychotherapist, with a Masters in Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. I am a Certified Massage Practitioner licensed with CAMTC, with a decade of bodywork and energy healing experience. I hold triple Bachelor degrees in Dance, Sociology and Theater, and have over two decades of movement and dance performance experience.
When I’m not offering individual, couple and group therapy, I facilitate somatic and dance based retreats and workshops, and provide social and racial justice education and consultation to organizations and communities. I am the Inclusion and Belonging co-lead for SoulPlay festivals, collaborator with Wren La Feet of Cocrea Mindful Partner Dance, and serve on the Healer’s Collective for the Decolonizing Wealth Project.
Drawing from my background in dance and bodywork, I hold a diversity of body-based knowledge. As an east coast (US) native, I may bring humor, sarcasm, and frankness into the therapy room, when appropriate. As a biracial, Caucasian-Latina, I have both indisputable white privilege as well as the more hidden intergenerational systemic oppression that are each part of my lineage. Because of this, I am actively curious about my clients’ intersecting identities and the impacts of privilege and marginalization to their mental health. With my spiritual lineage in western Sufism and a background in energy healing, I can also hold more mystical and magical frameworks, while remaining grounded in the reality of this planet and the structures and power dynamics we find ourselves in.
I am affiliated with the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy.