Thank you for being here. I’m a therapist, creator, writer, meditator, and a human in this lifetime, currently living in the Bay Area. My highest purpose is to support and guide you on your healing journey, understanding that you hold all the answers that you seek. I am here to support you in uncovering them. If you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, feeling disconnected from yourself and others, or just feeling like something is “off,” I’m here to guide you back to your truest self.
Like many others, I got into the mental health space through my own healing journey. Through the power of mindfulness-based practices and conscious awareness, I began healing my own inner child wounds and core beliefs (it’s a lifelong process!). I began to cultivate a sense of awareness around trauma responses that once kept me safe, but ones that I no longer needed. Through my own healing, I also realized that trauma, stress and stagnant energy store themselves in the body. Just focusing on the mind is only getting a small sliver of the whole picture.
I received my Meditation Teacher certification from the Nalanda Institute in New York City that focused on somatic meditation, studying and honoring the Tibetan Buddhist roots of this healing practice. Soon after, I realized that I wanted to incorporate the spiritual elements of meditation with the deep shadow work of therapy, which propelled me to get my Master’s of Social Work from Columbia University with a concentration in Advanced Clinical Practice. I'm now a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (#108687) under the state of California. I practice at the San Francisco Center for Compassion-Focused Therapies, under the supervision of Dr. Chia-Ying Chou. Some of my other offerings include workshops, a newsletter, and lots of free content on Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.
I have an integrative, compassion-focused approach to therapy, incorporating the mind, body and soul. All of these parts are connected, and healing one helps to heal the other. Our bodies remember what the mind cannot, and there is so much power in connecting to our own intuition and inner guidance. I use mindfulness-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Inner Child Work, Existential Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, all through a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive lens. I put an emphasis on inner child healing, attachment trauma and building an awareness around thought patterns and behaviors that are no longer serving us.
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