I am a registered nurse, working with mothers, newborns, children, and families since 2014. I am a licensed massage therapist, in practice since 2008. I received a BA in Cultural Interdisciplinary Studies from Antioch College in 2004.
In 2017, I completed the 3-year Somatic Experiencing trauma healing training as developed by Peter Levine. In 2018 I completed the 3-year Pre & Perinatal Foundations training with Ray Castellino, Mary Jackson, and Tara Blasco. Additionally, I am certified as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Certified Lactation Counselor, and Certified Infant Massage Instructor.
I assist Somatic Experiencing training cohorts, periodically assist womb surrounds led by Ray Castellino, and volunteer in the BEBA (Building and Enhancing Bonding & Attachment) Clinic with Tara Blasco. As an RN and public health nurse, I currently work for Ventura County Public Health for the Maternal Child Adolescent Health department, supporting mothers, children, and families in the community.
True healing occurs when we feel a sense of trust and safety. I look forward to providing a welcoming space for our work together and discovering how I can support you in your healing.
In 2001, as a young college student, I was led to a path of personal growth and healing following a bad bicycling accident that left me with physical injuries and a shaken nervous system. I eventually found my way to the Yellow Springs Dharma Center and began practicing meditation. After graduating from Antioch College I began to deepen in my meditation practice. I eventually made my way to Burma where I practiced with Sayadaw U Tejaniya, known for teaching insight meditation in a way so as to make the practices of mindfulness and self-awareness accessible in daily life, not just on the meditation cushion. I have been a student of the Diamond Approach since 2012. This has been a primary source of spiritual sustenance for me and has supported me in bringing a spirit of inquiry and compassion to session work.