I'm a therapist who enjoys helping clients engage body, mind, and heart to create the life experiences they most value. While originally trained in Expressive Arts Therapy at California Institute of Integral Studies, later in my career I began to study and experience EFT, EMDR and related techniques. I found all of them to be powerfully transformative personally and professionally, and opened a private practice following years of nonprofit work in order to focus on these methods.
While creativity and any and all artistic modalities are still present in my life and work, the addition and intermingling of EFT and EMDR with these have led to incredible transformation for my clients. I am honored and excited to see the changes and growth I see every day in my clients, and to get to be a part of their lives and journeys.
I've always found healing and growth to be fascinating and inspiring, especially following painful life experiences. The idea that we can use creativity, connectedness, and methods that have immediate effects on how we experience our lives is mind-blowing and hopeful for me. This is why I appreciate every day I spend with my clients doing the powerful and sometimes hilarious and joyful work we do together.
"I felt fantastic afterwards for days" (Flash Technique/EMDR)
"I don't know How it worked (EFT), but it DID!"
"It seemed like magic, it was hard to believe!" (EFT, Flash)
"Like a still morning on the ocean when there are no storms...this is my soul right now." (EFT)
“I felt like I got access to certain things I couldn’t get to before—it changed something!” (Flash Technique/EMDR)
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is like "emotional acupressure." Combined with tested psychotherapy techniques, tapping gently on certain points with the guidance of an experienced practitioner (and on your own) opens a gateway to an amazingly powerful healing for mind, body and soul. Research has shown the measurable neurophysiological improvements in the body and mind made possible by EFT, which can address most life and mental health concerns. Matrix Reimprinting is a fantastic complementary method which uses EFT to foster dramatic changes that move ourselves and our lives forward in the most meaningful ways.
EMDR and the related Flash Technique are also incredibly powerful mind-body-heart tools for transformation. EMDR has been shown by research to be a top tool for healing trauma and helping to resolve other "stuck" places in our lives. The Flash Technique strengthens and eases the capacity of EMDR to move us toward greater calm and happiness in our lives.