Hi. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. Let me start by saying that I love being a therapist. I believe working with people as they inquire and discover about themselves is a beautiful experience. My work is inspired by my interests in human sexuality, anthropology, primatolgy, dance, music, art, travel, and Two-Spirit Indigenous studies.
My work is informed from a social and sexual justice perspective. I strongly believe in equality and equity and work to create brave spaces for clients to explore the impact of privilege, colonization, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, patriarchy, and the countless 'isms' we encounter in life.
I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Human Sexuality, where my work focuses on Indigenous Two-Spirit
concepts of love. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Somatic Psychotherapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. My undergraduate degree is in anthropology.
I consider myself a soma-cultural therapist. I am interested in the body and its relation to culture which helps shape, challenge, and ultimately influence our experiences. I was raised in a biracial and bicultural household (Native American and Caucasian) and understand the importance of culturally competent therapy.
Prior to my work as a therapist, I worked for corporate America and non-profit companies in New York City. In addition to my current work as a therapist, I am also a professor and Core Faculty member of the Somatic Psychology graduate program at the California Institute of Integral Studies as well as professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University.
I offer short and long-term therapy for individuals, couples, are varying partner configurations. I work with adults, teens, and children of all orientations and backgrounds. I offer
in-person therapy at my office in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.