My work as a therapist is informed by my training in Integrative Psychotherapy. This includes listening to one’s whole being – body, mind, and spirit. Some of the tools I have used are: expressive arts, sand tray, somatic therapy and meditation. You are welcome to use these or not. I am guided by what feels right for you.
I have an MA in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. My internship was at the Lomi Clinic in Santa Rosa, CA. Although I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, the majority of my clients are individuals.
I have experience with different types of meditation – Zen, Chan, Vipassana, Shamatha, mindfulness, etc. and encourage clients to weave mindfulness and meditation into their daily lives. Having trained in Rosen Method Bodywork and Somatic Therapy, I encourage clients to develop deep listening and attention to the language of their mind and body.
I lived in Japan and traveled in many countries in Asia. Other travels were in India, Europe and the Middle East. The clients I work with are from a variety of cultures and have different religious orientations. They may be Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist – Hinayana, Mahayana or Vajrayana, or they may be transitioning from one religious belief system to another.
Currently, due to Covid-19 concerns, I am using telehealth, therefore sandtray is not available. Click here for more information on sandtray.
My office is in Santa Rosa, CA, but anyone in N. California is able to be seen online or by phone. I have openings for Carelon/Partnership Healthplan of CA – Medi-cal, Optum, Kaiser Carelon and private pay clients. If you cannot find an available appointment time that works for you, please inquire. Some evening and weekend hours may be available or there may be other openings that have not been updated on the calendar.
I understand the challenges of finding a therapist who feels comfortable for you. The first step is to reach out and communicate with different therapists until you find a good match for your needs. I welcome clients from around the world. Thank you for being committed to your well being, I look forward to speaking with you.