ASSOCIATE Marriage & Family Therapist #111762
SUPERVISED BY ELYSHA MARTINEZ, LMFT# 93493
office in oakland, ca.
Every single emotion that wants to move through your body is a biological tool for survival. I want to help you become fluent in the language of your emotions and how they move through your body.
How do you feel about yourself? This is what I care about most. All relationships in life start with the relationship you have with yourself, and I want to join you as you build and discover that relationship. Wisdom and joy are available to you, especially during times of struggle, and I want to be there with you while you discover and uncover your own unique and authentic truth.
I believe in the wisdom of the body, it is constantly communicating something to you, and your emotions are the messenger. I want to help you become an expert at your own body language so that you can heal what has happened to you, and make room for the truth of your soul, by learning to listen to your body's deepest desires.
I am a teacher of dance and I believe in the power of healing through the expression of art. I work with the metaphor of poetry, to help the body communicate the things that get left unsaid. I combine body-centered psychotherapy, emotionally-focused therapy, expressive arts therapy, internal family systems therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, depth therapy/analytical psychology, along with some buddhist philosophy.
I want you to find your own, way. I do not want to find it for you. I want you to discover your own tools to help you get there, and I want to be there with you as you venture into the unknown of your own mind, body, and soul. You are not alone.
A GRADUATE OF JOHN F. KENNEDY'S HOLISTIC COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM
ADDITIONAL TRAINING IN:
Shame & Guilt
Internal Family Systems
Social Injustices; Bias, Privilege, Oppressive Structures
Sand play therapy
SPECIALIZING IN WORKING WITH:
Self Esteem Building
Grief and Loss
Depression & Anxiety
Relationships to Self and Partnerships
To request a free 30 minute consultation to see if we’re a fit, contact me @ 415.640.6414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting is easy! Use the form on the right to begin our conversation. We'll start with a free, 30 minute consultation to see if we're a good match. If we're not, for any reason, I'll provide you with other referrals that may be a better fit - my commitment is to your well-being first!