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    About Me

    Always a bit of a seeker, my relationship and career road has been winding, sometimes frustrating, and often has taken me to stops along the way I hadn’t planned on visiting. There have been a few flat tires, and more than a few times where I lost the map completely. So I did what many of us do: I refused to believe I was lost and I soldiered on. And on. And when soldiering on kept leading me back to the old, worn-out places I was trying to leave behind, I finally admitted I needed a compass and a better map. I enlisted the help of others: therapists, mentors, and teachers. With guidance, my circuitous path eventually pointed me toward my true North — my values, the things that mattered most to me: connecting with others and finding meaning and purpose in life when things are hard. My work as a psychotherapist is the best way I’ve found to live these values.

    A life’s journey is rarely a straight line from point A to point B. The art is finding the individual road map for you.

    What should you look for in a therapist? I suggest that more than anything you find someone you feel comfortable with. Someone who gets you. Someone who pays attention to the things you say, and the things you can’t quite bring yourself to say. Someone who can help you locate your compass, decipher your individual map, and point you toward your true North. I love seeing my clients grow toward their potential and embrace lives that have meaning for them. I am honored to do this work, and I do not take this responsibility lightly.

    I offer a complimentary 20 minute consultation so you can decide if I am the right therapist for you.

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    About Me

    Always a bit of a seeker, my relationship and career road has been winding, sometimes frustrating, and has often taken me to stops along the way I hadn’t planned on visiting. There have been a few flat tires, and more than a few times where I lost the map completely. So I did what many of us do: I refused to believe I was lost and I soldiered on. And on. And when soldiering on kept leading me back to the old, worn-out places I was trying to leave behind, I finally admitted I needed a compass and a better map. I enlisted the help of others: therapists, mentors, and teachers. With guidance, my circuitous path eventually pointed me toward my true North — my values, the things that mattered most to me: connecting with others and finding meaning and purpose in life when things are hard. My work as a psychotherapist is the best way I’ve found to live these values.

    A life’s journey is rarely a straight line from point A to point B. The art is finding the individual road map for you.

    What should you look for in a therapist? I suggest that more than anything you find someone you feel comfortable with. Someone who gets you. Someone who pays attention to the things you say, and the things you can’t quite bring yourself to say. Someone who can help you locate your compass, decipher your individual map, and point you toward your true North. I love seeing my clients grow toward their potential and embrace lives that have meaning for them. I am honored to do this work, and I do not take this responsibility lightly.

    I offer a complimentary 20 minute consultation so you can decide if I am the right person for you.


    Education & Training

    Education

    • M.S. Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Fresno State University
    • Multi-Subject Teaching Credential, National University, Fresno, California
    • B.A. Creative Writing, University of Colorado, Boulder

    Certificates

    • Certified Therapist in EMDR through EMDRIA
    • Zur Institute Certificate in TeleMental Health
    • LifeForce Yoga For Mood Management
    • E-RYT 200, (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance since 2008
    • RYT-500 (Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance
    • Registered Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Trainer
    • Certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner (EFT-Tapping)
    • National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors
    • Certified Batterers Intervention Program Facilitator

    Trainings

    • EMDRIA approved EMDR
    • EMDR/Natural Processing 1, Integrating Somatic Psychotherapy with EMDR
    • EMDR/Natural Processing 2, Subtle Dissociation, Developmental Trauma, Attachment Dynamics
    • EMDR/Natural Processing 3, Effectively Working with Process
    • Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Essentials, Level 1, Level 2
    • Somatic Experiencing , Beginning 1, Beginning 2
    • LifeForce Yoga
    • Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga
    • Fig Garden Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training
    • YogaRenew 300 hour Teacher Training
    • Emotional Freedom Technique, Level 1, Level 2
    • Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    • Domestic Violence 40 Hour Counselor Training, Marjorie Mason Center, Fresno, and Women’s Shelter of San Luis Obispo
    • MD Anderson Cancer Center Oncology Training for Yoga Teachers
    • Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis, National MS Society,Southern California Chapter
    • 20th International Summit & Training on Violence, Abuse & Trauma

    helping you connect with a sense of hope