Somatic Counseling with
I am here to show you: Somatic Healing is a profound, political, and passionate act of resistance in a world out of alignment.
Consumer culture has disconnected us from our bodies. In this climate of discord and alienation, the softening into creative possibility can feel dangerous.
As an intuitive, creative person, you are attuned to grief, and take on the sorrows of the world. What would it be like to put down that weight, so you had space for other expressions of sacred experience?
The somatic therapy process is an evolutionary process. It is part of a long term commitment to healing and growth. It is NOT a quick fix. Through one-on-one sessions, treatment intensives, group work and embodied movement practice, I will help you uncover what most needs tending and attention, and hand you tools to help you listen to, and speak up for, your deepest self.
Gender and Sexual Minorities (GSM)/LGBTQIA+ 2 Spirit peoples
Complex Trauma and PTSD Sexual and Emotional conditions
Couples Therapy, ENM (Ethical non-monogamy, Polyamory)
Somatic Processing and Integration
Spiritual crisis/Nervous system dysregulation
I have walked an extraordinary path. I have charted a journey from childhood emotional neglect, through my own therapeutic self-discovery process and into committed cultivation of skills to serve my fellow beings. A multidimensional thinker, I embrace diversity, passionate inquiry, vow respect, and generate compassion in communion with the divine Earthbody.
All my life, I’ve sought answers to big questions. Why are we here? What do we stand for? I continue to seek, and find answers, in the soft voices of inner wisdom. Having grown up on the fringes of love, I know the joy and liberation of finding a community who understands me, and want to offer that solace to other intuitive, body-oriented creatives whose queer, sorrowful, creative, broken and beautiful paths intersect with my own.
Embodied Awareness with Dr. Beth Hedva
Narrative Training with Dr. David Nylund
Somatic Sex Therapy with Dr. Stella Resnick
Queering Psychotherapy with Dr. Julie Tilsen
Master Massage, Bodywork and Energy Practitioner
San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI) training
Certified Cuddle Party Facilitator
Bliss Dance Facilitator (in training)
MA in Psychology: Marriage Family Therapy
BA in Political Science
The Culture of My Offerings:
This is a sex-positive space. A space that welcomes all bodies, all genders, all sexual identities. A place for rebels, activists, change-makers. A space that is at once intimate, and upholding of healthy boundaries. Somewhere you can face the devastating truths about environmental and social havoc while developing sustainable practices to keep the pilot light of hope burning bright. A place where nourishing touch supports mental, spiritual and physical health & wellness. A place committed to social justice and anti-racism. A locus for radical change, and cultural evolution. A place to re-story your life.
Join me in this ever-evolving inquiry.
What I Believe
~ I believe we all have more resources for healing than we know. ~
~ I believe we all have similar longings: to be loved, to love, to belong, to be heard. ~
~ I believe relationships are work, and that it is worth it. ~
~ I believe being honest with ourselves is the first step toward wellness. ~
~ I believe that exploring embodied emotion is profoundly healing. ~
~ I believe sexuality is sacred, and discovering your own expression is integral to your overall well being. ~
~ I believe the body holds wisdom that is fundamental medicine for our EarthBody journey ~
Frequently Asked Questions
“The body, not the thinking brain, is where we experience most of our pain, pleasure, and joy, and where we process most of what happens to us. It is also where we do most of our healing, including our emotional and psychological healing. And it is where we experience resilience and a sense of flow.”
- RESMAA MENAKEM