Education and Professional Studies:
AIDS Project Los Angeles, Clinical Traineeship Program -2010
Antioch University, Master of Arts- 2011
University of California Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts -2001
I have also pursued specific professional training in Mindfulness Practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy is a supportive interpersonal relationship that therapist and client enter into together. I am continually privileged to learn about my clients as an active listener. I ask questions that promote deeper understanding and offer observations when appropriate. I use an integrative approach, weaving together various schools of thought and clinical practice that I have found to be helpful.
My interest in Mindfulness practice is rooted in a non-religious understanding that becoming more mindful of our behaviors, bodily reactions and emotional responses helps us develop tools to identify our needs in the present moment.