I'm deeply invested in exploring the art of empathy and how we relate: to ourselves, to our bodies, to others, to nature, and to the world at large. I believe that the cultural climate, our social upbringing, and family dynamics have worked to mold our minds and shape our experiences, and yet more importantly, how we are resilient enough to change our perspectives and rewire neural pathways at any given point in our lives. I also believe in the mind-gut and mind-body connection, shaping my practice to include integrative and holistic elements of wellness.
I have a passion to help humans to be on their path of least resistance, express from a place of inner truth, access creative potential for healing, and cultivate deeper connections to their lives and their loved ones.
I believe we are CONTINUOUSly TRANSFORMing beings AND CONNECTION IS ESTABLISHED through EMBODYING THE DEEPER TRUTHS OF WHO we ARE.
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Areas of Training & Interest
relationship to food⎪body neutrality⎪embodiment⎪spirituality⎪shame & resilience⎪vulnerability⎪sexuality & sex positivity⎪mindfulness⎪depression & anxiety⎪self-awareness⎪mind-body connection⎪systemic oppression⎪yoga
Master of Social Work (specialization in Adult Mental Health and Wellness), University of Southern California’s School of Social Work
Bachelor of Science (major in Family Science), University of Maryland’s School of Public Health
Training & Experience
Certificate in The Relational Center’s comprehensive 10-month Foundational Training in Relational Gestalt Therapy with a social justice orientation for healing trauma, 2018-2019
Group Facilitator, Authenticity and Vulnerability at The Relational Center, 2018-present
Group Facilitator, Meditation and Mindfulness at The Relational Center, 2018-present
Certificate in Power of Love 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training using yoga, mindfulness, meditation, breath-work, and mantra for healing, 2019
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training, 2019
Certificate in Problem-Solving Therapy Training, 2018
Certificate in Motivational Interviewing Training, 2017
Social Work Intern in Healing Arts with at-risk youth at Safe Place for Youth in Venice, California, 2017-2018
Peer and Academic Counselor at the University of Maryland Counseling Center, 2015-2016
Certificate of Achievement - The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - September 2017
Elephant Journal Columnist and Teaching Assistant and Healevate Featured Author, 2015-2017
Editorial Research Assistant on prevention of aggression and violence in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology in University of Maryland's Department of Education
Research in violence prevention, meditation, and addiction (Dr. Robert Marcus at UMD and Dr. Rael Cahn at USC), 2018
Participant in a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Mindfulness study in the Clinical Psychology Lab at University of Maryland, 2015-2016