I became interested in the mind–body connection and somatic psychology after years of exploring my own healing journey through personal psychotherapy, meditation and committed daily yoga practice. Doing these practices together revealed to me how my emotions are intimately connected to how I relate to my body, and how this, in turn, affects how I view and relate to myself and the world.
These mind–body practices helped connect me with parts of myself I hadn’t known before. I experienced firsthand how my sense of well-being, integration and over-all health came from a combination of deepening my connection to my body and developing psychological insight and understanding.
My personal practice, as well as my yoga teaching, have shown me how imperative it is to include all parts of ourselves — body, mind and spirit — if we are truly to heal.
I earned a degree in somatic psychotherapy from California Institute of Integral Studies and received my license as a somatic psychotherapist. My graduate studies have given me the skills, tools and language to facilitate the healing process for other people in a holistic way.
In addition to my marriage and family therapist (MFT) license, I am a certified yoga nidra teacher through the Integrative Restoration Institute. I am also a graduate of the somatics and trauma course through Generative Somatics and a trained trauma therapist. Learn more about my personal journey.