Clinical Experience New Perspectives Center for Counseling (2003-2007)
Anxiety and depression
Couples counseling
Anger and stress management
Self-esteem and empowerment
Eating disorders (Bulimia, Anorexia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder)
Sexual, physical, and emotional abuse
Trauma recovery/rehabilitation,
PTSD (Post traumatic Stress Disorder)
Chronic pain/terminal illness
Psychosomatic illness
Mood disorders
Personality disorders (Borderline, OCD)
Gender/Identity disorders
Sexual dysfunction
In addition, I have also done life coaching and career counseling.
University of California, San Francisco- UCSF- (2002-2007)
Worked with cancer patients, their families and led support groups.
Developed and maintained A research project entitled "The Life Tapes Project" in which patients record their life stories as a way to validate the meaning and significance of their life which then then can be shared as a recorded legacy for future generations. The Life Tapes Project has been published in the Journal of Oncology.
California Pacific Medical Center (2001-2003)
Provided Psychotherapy, Guided Imagery, and Visualization (pre and post surgery) for individuals with: HIV, cancer, heart disease, and other life threatening illnesses.
End of life: Pediatrics and geriatrics
Led workshops in stress-management, pain relief, and mind/body relaxation.
Education California Institute of Integral Studies
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Somatic Psychology 2002
University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.A. Psychology, 1992
Certificates Certificate of completion of 2 year comprehensive training in The Hakomi Method, 350 hours
Certified in Integrative Medicine and Spirituality at the California Pacific Medical Center, 500 hours
Certified and Licensed Massage therapist, 6500 hours
Additional Training The Rosen Method Bodywork- Marion Rosen
Anna Halprin's Dance for Life- Anna Halprin, Ph.D
Fundamentals of Accupressure -Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D
Cells and the Sacred-Sondra Barrett, Ph.D
Embodied Anatomy-Terri Katz, PT
Psychology of Play- Jaques Verduin, M.A.
Law and Ethics-Padma Catell, Ph.D
Family Dynamics- Tina Stromsted, Ph.D
Advanced Family Therapy- Jonathan Rosenfeld, Ph.d
Sensory Awareness-Judith Weaver, Ph.D
Human Sexuality-Jack Morin, Ph.D
Human Development- Alan Kubler, Ph.D
5 Element Theory of Chinese Medicine, Jon Elke, C.M.T.
Affiliations American Massage Therapy Association, Ethics Instructor
United States Association for Body Psychotherapy Professionals
European Association for Body Psychotherapy Professionals
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
The Hakomi Institute
Other Interests Emotional Release Bodywork
Yoga and Pilates
Eastern philosophy, Chinese Taoism, and Five Element Theory
Psychoneuroimmunolgy (how emotions affect physical health)
Feng Shui