I am a licensed psychotherapist and a spiritual counselor, working with people who connect with higher/spiritual selves who have struggled with transforming self knowledge and practices to living lives that integrate spirituality into everyday lives, relationships, work, etc.
For many years, I worked with children and adults with tremendously challenging lives and circumstances. What I discovered was that resilience in people was inherent within them, often covered up under layers and layers of what their environments reflected back to them.
The part of them that was resilient lay untapped. I saw the work as tapping into the inherent beauty and flowering of each person I worked with.
At the same time, through the years of personal experience with my father in his process of prolonged illness and death, I tuned in to an even deeper understanding.
When the ego isn’t fully built (in the case of working with children with trauma) or when illness breaks up layers of ego, there is a beauty and preciousness that shines through. While many people struggle with death, for me time with my father was like going for the “honey” — a delicious experience of being in his presence.
Experiences of heavy trauma or a terminal illness shatter our egos to support the shining through of our true selves. There are other ways to tap into ourselves so fully such as through practices of meditation and inner inquiry.
In the case of my father, the more his illness progressed, the more I tuned in to how powerful and capable my father was on the soul level. In those final months, I truly felt connected with my father on his journey of play, joy, expansion, and unconditional love.
Being with children with trauma, or someone ready to say yes to their inner transformation, or being with someone in transition can be so similar. My work is to connect with the person beyond the ego, in the realms of mystery and silence.
My passion is to travel with others into those spaces, where each person can experience who they really are in the light of love.
I have been a licensed psychotherapist (MFT 51409) since 2012. I received my Master’s Degree at the California Institute of Integral Studies University in San Francisco with focuses on counseling/psychology from an integral/holistic perspective. Other aspects to my psychotherapy and personal education include:
- 2 year advanced depth child psychotherapy certificate
- Clinical Supervisor since 2016
- Student of Diamond Logos since 2009
- Regular yoga, meditation, inquiry practices since 2003
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