I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License #21452) with a BA in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.
I am very informed by my experiences in community mental health settings, ranging from psychiatric hospital settings, medical and perinatal clinics, and community mental health agencies. These have been the settings where I’ve grown passionate about serving marginalized folks living through personal and collective anxiety, depression, and trauma. These settings have supported my focus and desire to continue working with underserved BIPOC folks or allies of marginalized and/or BIPOC folks. If you identify this way, I welcome you.
It has been deeply gratifying to support adolescents and adults, guiding them from stuckness and sheer survival to a place of movement, healing, and vitality. My primary approaches include IFS (Internal Family Systems) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Both are powerful, cutting-edge, and evidence based practices that support our inherent ability to recover and thrive. Both approaches are supported by the foundation of neuroscience, polyvagal theory, and the role of our nervous systems in healing. I hope that my dedication to the art and neuroscience of therapy will strengthen your ability to have a better relationship with yourself, other people, and the world around you.