I hold a Master of Arts and PhD in Clinical Psychology and am a Licensed Psychologist in the State of California, USA, as well as a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia, Canada.
My therapeutic approach is influenced by Psychodynamic-Attachment psychotherapy theories. I completed specialized trauma-informed training in somatic therapy through the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. I am a Certified EMDR practitioner with specialized training in Attachment-Focused EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I am also a certified mindfulness meditation facilitator through the University of California, Los Angeles Mindfulness Awareness Research Center.
Our bodies hold onto our lifelong experiences – both enriching and wounding. The emotions we experience have a physical felt sense in our bodies and are wise messages, showing us what is missing in our lives. My work focuses on bringing the mind-body relationship into harmony by exploring early experiences where limiting beliefs were imprinted, then working with you to develop more adaptive beliefs. I incorporate mindfulness practices so that each client develops attunement to the present moment, gaining awareness and insight into core beliefs we hold about ourselves, others, and the world in which we live.
I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.