I received my doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, where I specialized in Transpersonal Psychology. I studied and practiced Quantum Energy work for many years, as well as being a student of Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. But it was not until I encountered Depth Hypnosis, at the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, that I found an approach to healing that integrated all of my interests. Since this discovery, I have studied extensively at the Foundation: in Depth Hypnosis, Energy Medicine, Shamanism, Earth Wisdom, and Buddhist Psychology.
The root of most human difficulty, I believe, is the estrangement from the Self. This disconnection can manifest in many different kinds of patterning – ways in which we compensate, hide, or otherwise react to our lack of connection to ourselves and to Spirit. I feel blessed to now be able to offer the antidotes to these negative patterns, and help others to discover and heal them for themselves.
I specialize in helping people change their relationship to anxiety and depression, grief, trauma, negative family patterns, and life transitions. I also work extensively to support women and families through prenatal and postpartum adjustment, birth preparation and recovery, infertility, and the process of orienting to the path of service called “parenting”. Whether in teaching, leading groups, or individual sessions, I combine the skills of a licensed clinical psychologist, a Depth Hypnosis Practitioner, a Shamanic Practitioner, and a Reiki Master. I integrate these modalities to provide an innovative therapy, and a rapid path of transformation. In this work, clients are given the opportunity to achieve profound and long-lasting results on all levels: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
I love going into my office each day, and feel it is an incredible privilege to take part in guiding and supporting other human beings on their journey. I welcome new clients into my practice, both in San Francisco and San Rafael.