I have over 8 years of experience in social services including the Peace Corps, clinical internships, crisis response, individual and family psychotherapy, and facilitating groups. In my 35 years experience in this life, I continue to develop my own self-awareness in the service of growth. I've studied computer science and clinical social work, participated in meditation retreats, and trained in mindfulness-based therapies that use attention to heal the mind in the service of improved mental health. I use this knowledge and experience to steward individuals to the change they want to see in their lives. I have humbly witnessed others on their journey towards joy, redemption, and meaningful awareness of mind and body through individual, family, and group psychotherapy sessions. Particularly, I understand active problem-solving minds wanting to reconnect with their creative roots.
Recent frames of reference
Moving from instinctual reaction to intuitive response as a hallmark for stable mental health
Balancing logical, rules based thinking with open, non-cognitive, present-moment attention as a practice for moving through difficult decision-making or procrastination
Being present as powerfully and compellingly different than Doing
Using the body's senses as well as the breathe as the strongest anchors for bringing our attention back to the present moment.
interests that help balance
Regular mindfulness of breath and body practices based on past meditation retreats and trainings
Training, playing, and singing Capoeira Angola
The Ancient Game of Go
Graphic Design and UX
Alumni: MIT, Smith College School for Social Work
Employers: MIT, University of Chicago, Peace Corps
Internships: Drexel University School of Medicine, Windhorse Integrative Mental Health
Local Affiliations and/or Employers: Consejo Counseling & Referral Service, DESC, NASW-WA, Seattle Capoeira Center
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