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"We are hurt in relationship and we heal in relationship." -Diane Poole Heller

 

Evidence-Based Practices

I utilize a range of trauma-informed and evidence-based approaches, rooted in my training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), which is based on the premise to help undo aloneness and access our innate capacity for healing within a trusted and secure relationship. AEDP is rooted in attachment theory, affective neuroscience, body-focused approaches and transformative studies. I am also trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), which believes every person makes up a multiplicity of valuable parts (for example: the avoidant, the over-thinker, the empath, the perfectionist). These parts get stuck in extreme roles and can implicitly carry legacy burdens from our ancestors. In therapy, we disentangle our well-intentioned parts to seek harmony and integration. I humbly view my clients from a non-pathologizing lens that welcomes every part of you on your voyage to healing, deeper connection and acceptance. 
 

Qualifications & Advance Trainings in Psychotherapy

  • Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology, San Francisco, California 

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #99486

  • Level III in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy AEDP (3 years of training)

  • Level I in Internal Family Systems IFS (1 year of training)

  • Emotion Focused Therapy EFT Externship (28 hours)

  • Somatic Embodiment & Regulation Strategies (18 hours)

  • Minding the Heart: A deep dive into AEDP, IFS & Coherence Therapy (6 months of training)

I know scrolling and searching for the right therapist can be overwhelming. When you are ready, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions.

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