I hold a degree in Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Additionally, I hold a degree in Bachelors of Arts from the University of California at Santa Cruz where I studied Women Studies and Legal studies, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California at Davis.
My path to counseling came after a long tenure in the legal world. I have extensive experience in the criminal justice field, defending civil rights and prison rights, working with folks on death row, and most recently working as a Public Defender.
In what felt like an instant, but was a lifetime in the making, my own personal work became necessary. I was able to push beneath my fractured parts and connect with my true Self and in that discovery, I realized that my path was in psychotherapy.
As a relational psychotherapist, I continue to be an advocate. My work is in tandem with yours. Together we navigate the rugged terrains of your shame, dysregulation, defenses, and/or wounding so that you can come back to your Self. Throughout our journey, I remain a loving presence that reminds you of your worth and potential, that creates space and nurturance as you process the wounding, and remains strong as you find your way.
I am a registered counseling intern with the state of Oregon. I am under the ongoing clinical supervision of Debra Pearce McCall, Ph.D.