My lifelong passion is found in the witnessing and understanding of the many ways that human growth and healing occurs. I bring over 20 years of experience in the study, practice, and teaching of yoga as body-based therapy, combined with extensive training in psychology and practice in individual, couples, and group therapy, all of which have deepened my understanding and appreciation of the different ways people heal and find meaning in their lives. Deeply versed in yogic teachings, contemplative practices, attachment theory, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy, I draw from a synthesis of these methods and teachings to help clients heal their past and connect to what is highest and most inspiring within them.
Committed to the process of personal growth from an early age, I have studied and undergone healing in all its forms (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, energetic, interpersonal). My belief is that lasting recovery requires a synthesis of treatment approaches that addresses the whole person (body, mind, heart and soul) as well as the person's relationship to another and to the greater community. While overcoming my own childhood adversity, I have had to engage in very deep personal work so I could create a life truly worth living. For those seeking to do their own work, I create brave spaces where a deeper connection and understanding, inspiration, and resilience can be realized over time.
As a teacher and therapist, I have guided thousands of students and clients in helping them to heal their minds and hearts, to feel more at home in the world, and to discover renewed strength from within. I am committed to creating authentic and compassionate relationships where each person feels seen and deeply understood. Clients report an increased ability to access positive feelings including joy, greater congruence and clarity in their lives, better relationships with others, and the discovery of strength they never knew they had. They achieve a clearer view of what is not working in their lives so they can look at and act on what is. It is my profound honor to support you on your journey towards healing, thriving, and the fulfillment of your greatest potential.
I have immense gratitude for the love and wisdom of my teachers who have supported and influenced me immeasurably: Judith Hanson Lasater for teaching me that all healing begins with rest, Maria-Teresa Subercaseaux for embodying the power of authenticity and connection through the work of Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and Char Sundust, you positively impact me in more ways than can be described.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of Washington
Registered Yoga Teacher, E-RYT-500
Master of Arts, Psychology, Mental Health Counseling; Child, Couple and Family Therapy, Antioch University Seattle
Master of Education, School Psychology, New York University
Bachelor of Arts, Biological Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania