I came to this vocation through my own experience of finding healing through somatics and I am so grateful to get to support others on their paths back home to themselves. This work gives me a daily sense of wonder at the persistence of life and the beautiful diversity of our inner worlds.
I received my master's degree through the Somatic Psychology program at California Institute of Integral Studies and I have also trained in a range of somatic movement approaches and therapies. The way I see the world—and healing—is shaped by years in racial justice movement work, time spent living off-grid close to the land, and experience with collaborative artistic process. My past work in the world has been in dance performance, journalism, and restaurants.
I am devoted to my own ongoing growth and healing and regularly participate in consultation, coaching, education, and supervision. I am a member of Shelterwood Collective and my supervisor is Licensed Mental Health Counselor Emily Hinman Benedict.
I identify as a white bisexual cis woman and I consider myself to be on a lifelong decolonial journey. I am inspired by surrender, ancestral healing, the ocean, and the wild.
“We use our minds not to discover facts but to hide them. One of the things the screen hides most effectively is the body... the inner states of the body, those that constitute the flow of life.”
— Antonio Damasio