I am a licensed mental health counselor associate and certified Hakomi therapist. You might have landed on this page because you are yearning for greater freedom and choice in your life.
We all find ourselves struggling at times. My approach is compassionate, somatic, mindful, and informed by a deep understanding of attachment and childhood development as well as a recognition of how we are shaped by social systems. I am profoundly inspired by a depth approach to human experience, and support you in finding your own inner knowing.
I welcome the chance to journey with you toward greater self-awareness, creativity, and connection in your life.
“Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced as birdwings.”
ABOUT MY APPROACH
For most of my life I have been seeking the connections between peace, relationships, and community. I am passionate about helping you make sense of your struggles, hopes, and strengths, by looking within—and without, to your identities, relationships, and society.
I hold a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute, which understands mental health from a depth and soul perspective. I am also a certified Hakomi therapist, where the focus is on one’s present-moment experience. Working with me will include periods of tuning in to body sensations and emotions, mindful reflection, active inquiry, and working with the present to understand—and heal—the influence of the past.
Overall, my approach is collaborative and rooted in curiosity and kindness—toward all parts of ourselves—in the interest of aiding you to reach a greater sense of wholeness.
I am a white, cis woman married to a Filipino cis man, mother of two kids, and a LGBTQIA-affirmative therapist who is open to working with a variety of relationship orientations and configurations. My pronouns: she/her/they/them.
My training and experience includes working with caregivers and their young children (ages 2-5) to address stress and trauma and improve their attachment relationship; and working with womxn, genderqueer, and nonbinary folks to address anxiety, depression, career choices, relationships, and family of origin issues. I have been a student of Buddhist insight meditation for sixteen years and have led parenting groups on mindfulness, attachment, and bonding with your newborn. I have also taken intensive courses in nonviolent communication, attachment, and development. Lastly, my undergraduate degree is in cultural anthropology with an emphasis on gender studies.
In my practice, I am committed to inclusivity and strive to provide care that meets and acknowledges your needs especially as related to your experience of race; ethnicity; gender; age; abilities; sexual orientation; size; national origin/indigenous roots; religious or spiritual beliefs; socioeconomic, marital, relationship, or immigration status; and all identities that are important to you.
I see individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, self-criticism, feelings of overwhelm, and oppressive social systems, and who are interested in developing a more fulfilling and powerful relationship with themselves and others, from the inside out. I use reflective listening and mindful inquiry as well as provide skill-building and information that help you find the answers you seek.
PERSONHOOD SERIES: HAKOMI WORKSHOPS
Hakomi is a method of relational self-study rooted in mindfulness, nonviolence, and mind-body holism. Through Seattle Hakomi Education Network, I teach Level I workshops that are open to any and all who are interested in discovering ways of relating peacefully to oneself, others, and the world. 12 CEUs available.
$110 for a 50 minute session, individual
At this time, I do not accept insurance but
I am happy to provide you with a superbill if your health plan offers out-of-network reimbursement.
If you are a new or struggling parent, I am passionate about helping you find inner balance so you can be the parent you want to be. Using a combination of inner work and information about attachment and development, we will work to understand your own early experiences and implicit beliefs, creating more freedom for you and providing you with tools to build a strong relationship with your children.
I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation to explore the possiblity of working together. Please contact me to learn more. I look forward to hearing from you!
2366 Eastlake Avenue E., Suite #431
Seattle, WA, USA
206-929-2363 | 206-267-0406 fax