I am certified through the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute as an SEP and trained with Steve Hoskinson, founder of Organic Intelligence. I am an OI Mentor and former Coordinator of the Bay Area Human Empowerment and Resiliency Training (HEART), which involves mentoring students through the personal and professional process of learning and integrating OI principles. My professional background is in Bodywork and Massage Therapy- I practiced Deep Tissue Therapy, Shiatsu, Acupressure and Medical Qigong beginning in 2008. For many years I was immersed in Buddhist practice and study, in ministerial training in the Lohan Order with my teacher Fa Jun Shakya. My personal interests include the study and practice of feminism, body trust, body and weight neutrality, deep ecology, animism, decolonization and indigenous perspectives, Chinese and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, art and the creative process, social justice, Nonviolent Communication, conscious partnership, and a love of music and dance. I identify as queer and femme and see many LGBTQIA+ clients. Compassion, presence, wisdom and attunement are my aims.
Check out my listing on the SE Trauma Institute Directory here.
Articles available on Medium:
What is the freeze response, and how might we relate to it and ourselves during the highly stressful experience of global pandemic
How to Get Going, for Chronic Freezers
Support in Switching Gears
Please contact me through the form below! I'll be in touch soon. For new clients, having a conversation over the phone to share a bit about what you're going through and ask any questions you may have is a great place to start.
During this time of COVID-19, all sessions take place online through video conferencing. When we are able to meet safely in person again, and for those who are local, I practice at Portland Therapy Center, on 1110 SE Alder, Suite #301, Portland, OR 97214.
I have three rates, each are associated with a level of personal financial security. You choose your rate based on the descriptions below. Please note, I am not able to take insurance.
I update my site regularly to note all currently available rates in my practice. Don’t hesitate if you have any questions or feel unclear! All sessions are between 55-70 minutes.
$80 - I tend to struggle financially and/or work in customer service or a career with relatively low wages. It is a big deal for me to budget this amount of money for personal healing. This rate is currently unavailable.
$95 - My income is reasonably secure. My basic needs are met, and I can invest in this healing work twice per month.
$115 - My income is secure, I am able to go out to eat regularly, spend money on new projects and hobbies, etc.