While I do have the background of being a mental health therapist, I currently work as a life coach. From my perspective, life coaching includes more features around how to move forward in life, in a healthy way. And additionally it strays away from the capitalistic, patriarchal worldview that our health system can unintentionally play a part in.
The heart of my approach is very strengths-based. The things people live through continuously amaze me. In sessions I work through different somatic, transpersonal, and artistic means.
I work very relationally, given that we are all a part of this world, this “human thing,” together.
As human beings, we store trauma deeply in the body, and there can’t be complete healing until those memories are released and processed through the nervous system.
Being a person is tough sometimes. For everyone! That’s why I value kindness above all else. We are all just doing our best to find our way in the world. We have all been hurt, and we all make mistakes.
MY BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
I have experience with individual, couples, and family therapy in many environments including private practice settings and counseling centers. I have worked with children in the foster care system in both group homes and an elementary school. I have worked with developmentally disabled children and non-verbal, developmentally disabled senior citizens. I provided group and individual therapy as well as case management at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center with clients who had recently attempted suicide, were recently released from prison, or were homeless.
Depression, Anxiety, PTSD CPTSD
Grief, Addiction harm reduction, Eating Disorders
Non-denomnational Spirituality, including agnostics and atheists!
Concord, CA 94520
Life Coach certification from the Transformation Academy
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Practicing through the auspices of Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, a nonprofit organization providing affordable counseling and psychotherapy services to children, teens, couples, families, and groups throughout San Francisco, the East Bay, and Contra Costa County.