My training combines the intellectual quality of UCLA, the grit of twelve-step programs, the stability of mindfulness, and the embodiment of somatic practice. UCLA refined my critical thinking and taught me method. Twelve-step programs taught me to identify with similarities rather than differences. Mindfulness meditation taught me the stability of concentration and the bliss of a quiet mind. Somatic practices helped me make friends with my body and taught me embodied presence.
My clinical training integrates mentorship and supervision with intellectual curiosity and a deep trust of my intuition. Relational somatic practices and intersubjective attunement frame my non-pathologizing approach. And I find it helpful to listen to both the melody and the words of my clients.