Bio

I am a psychotherapist (LMFT#84774) and teacher. I work primarily with teens and children using a combination of creative arts, Gestalt therapy and ecopsychology. I am particularly interested in helping young women crossing the threshold of adolescence find their star-voice-center-feet and empowering them to bring their unique gifts to the world. I also facilitate the Work That Reconnects and teach workshops in Goethean Science for adults.

I have most recently been a counselor/teacher at the Summerfield Waldorf School, and before that was in private practice at the Holos Institute. I intentionally incorporate my background in ecology and art into all of my therapy work, helping people connect with themselves in the natural world and the nature in their inner world. I see this attention to in-out, like breath, like stitching, as a kind of mending (one small cycle at a time) of the lonely pain caused by believing that our wounds are personal and separate from each other/the living Earth. My hope in all the strands of my life is that I contribute my part in the ongoing creation of a world where human beings can act from our wholeness in service of each other and our beloved planet. I am committed to social justice and working with/though my own privilege to dismantle the unjust systems that are threatening our humanity and the exquisite complexity of life. 

Training & Experience

Counselor/Teacher for 6th-10th grade at the Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm 2012-2015
Psychotherapist Intern at the Holos Institute 2009-2012
Psychotherapist Intern at Live Oak Charter School 2011-2012
Psychotherapist Intern at Sassarini Elementary School 2010-2011
Completed the 21st Century Perspective training in Gestalt with children at the Violet S. Oaklander Foundation 2009
Trained at the Church St Integral Counseling center in Gestalt therapy 2008-2009
Intensive training with Joanna Macy in the Work That Reconnects 2006, 2008, 2011
Nature educator/Anatomy instructor/ecological restoration/horticulture 2000-2006
Personal therapy work: Gestalt/Relational 2011-present, Jungian analysis 2002-2009

Education

MA Integral Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies 2009
MSc Holistic Science, Schumacher College 2004
BA Native American Studies with pre med, UC Berkeley 2003
IB diploma United World College of the Atlantic 1999
preschool-11th grade at the San Francisco and Summerfield Waldorf Schools