ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST Number Pending
OFFICE IN oakland, CA.
Supervised By: Elysha Martinez, LMFT #93493.
My first commitment is to your comfort in the safety of our relationship. That’s important, because therapy isn’t always easy. It’s vital to me that you know all of who you are is welcome with me in our work together.
I have a holistic and body-oriented approach. I honor all aspects of your psychological experience; body, mind, heart, and spirit. The integration of all of these are essential to you living fully, authentically, and wholly. Sometimes one of these is in more need than the other, or in want of more attention, and you are the expert in that. I follow your lead and honor your knowing.
In our work, I utilize mindfulness, relationship to the natural world, my own intuition and sensitivity, and a genuine, non-judgemental curiosity about your experience. This means I deeply listen and reflect back to you your own inner wisdom, capacity to heal, and will challenge beliefs you may have about yourself that are getting in your way.
The clients who come to see me tend to be struggling with: issues in their relationships, difficulty with regulating and grounding their emotional experience, describe being overwhelmed, or feel unseen and misunderstood. Additionally, body image, self-esteem, and feelings of shame may be present. My work here is often about uncovering how these issues have function, where strength lies, and how all are an opportunity for transformation.
I identify as a White, cisgendered, straight woman. I identify as a pagan, a tree-hugger, a dancer, a Shadow-Worker, an Ally when invited, and as someone deeply concerned by the division of our times. I want to contribute to the respectful healing between communities and believe White folks have a responsibility to actively work on their biased relationships to race, privilege, and entitlement.
Graduate of john f. kennedy university
Holistic Counseling Psychology, MA program
Self-Esteem & Identity
Shame & Shadow Work
Co-dependency and Boundary Issues
Anxiety and Depression
Mindfulness in Therapy
Inner Child work and Parts work
Couple’s Work and Alternative Relationship Styles (poly, open, kink)
Learn more on my Psychology Today profile.
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!