I help you feel so you can heal
I'm a hypnotherapist, mental health educator, and spiritual teacher with a passion for helping people feel free and empowered to live fully expressed in their authenticity and aliveness. My deeper mission is to help stop the transmission of generational trauma in families and communities. As a descendant of war refugees, immigrants, and parents with untreated PTSD, I understand how trauma patterns get passed down through a family line if we don't take responsibility for our healing.
Whether it's individual, collective, or ancestral, we've all been impacted by trauma. Some of us are more sensitive to it than others. It's what causes the pain in our minds and bodies, the ruptures in our relationships, the cracks in our hearts, and the self-sabotage that keeps us small. The scars of our individual struggles can be seen collectively across the Earth. My belief is that world peace can only come from a foundation of inner peace. We each get to take personal responsibility to free ourselves from disempowering narratives, tend to our trauma with love, and choose to live life from a grounded and heart-centered place.
I support my mission of liberating and empowering others through working with people individually, in groups, and in trainings and retreats around the world.
I have over a decade of experience working in ancient and modern healing therapies. I hold degrees in neuroscience and clinical social work, as well as being trained and certified in trauma-focused hypnotherapy and meditation. I am also a humble student of the shamanic path, and I create rituals and ceremonies to support people to connect deeper with themselves and their spirituality.
I've studied at Vassar College, New York University, San Diego State University, The Wellness Institute, and ISHTA (Integrated Sciences of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda). My work focuses on individual, collective, and ancestral trauma healing, in particular attachment wounding. My therapeutic approach is influenced by Bessel Van Der Kolk, Peter Levine, Gabor Mate, Carl Jung, Fritz Perls, Marsha Linehan, Mark Wolyn, Resmaa Menakem, Peter Cummings, and David Bercelli.
I've dedicated myself to continual study and self development so I can offer and teach the most effective pathways toward safe and sustainable self-transformation. I am also committed to the life long process of divesting from white supremacy and colonization, and continue to learn how patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism harm us all. I understand that as an able-bodied, white, cis woman in America I hold certain privileges, and I continue to actively learn how to navigate these responsibilities. I am open to the honest and sometimes uncomfortable conversations which support collective liberation and healing. I am committed to offering care that feels safe, inclusive, and accessible.
Am I a Licensed Therapist?
While my masters degree qualifies me to become a licensed psychotherapist, I chose not to complete the path of social work licensure. After graduate school I pursued 5 years of post-graduate study to receive certification as an advanced clinical hypnotherapist focusing on trauma and somatic healing. You can see my professional resume here.
Like many licensed therapists, I do not take insurance.