About My Clients
You’re a perfectionist and overachiever, but somehow still feel like it’s never good enough. Habitually working hard and putting others first leaves you drained and resentful. While it’s a gift to be able to think and feel so deeply, it’s also overwhelming at times. My clients tend to be interested in holistic health and curious about slowing down and connecting with the body. You’re ready to heal past wounds and move forward with more ease and joy.
My Background and Approach
After graduating from UC Berkeley, I earned my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology with a Somatic Specialization from JFKU in the Bay Area. My training emphasized the neurobiology behind stress, attachment, and trauma. I completed coursework in the Hakomi method and trauma treatments such as Sensorimotor, Somatic Experiencing, and Parts Work. Before opening my private practice, I worked in community mental health serving youth, adults, and families in outpatient clinics, schools, and in the field. This equipped me with more traditional approaches such as CBT, motivational interviewing, and crisis management, as well as experience with clients facing complex, multi-systemic challenges. In addition to my professional training and experience, I bring over a decade of study and practice in the healing arts such as meditation, mindful movement, food as medicine, and energy work. I incorporate all of these elements into my work with clients in an accessible manner and digestible pace.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that each of us are here for a reason, and have a unique and necessary purpose to carry out. Our greatest gifts often come disguised as our biggest challenges, and we often require support and guidance along the journey of self discovery and healing. I was drawn to the healing arts from a young age, and have benefited greatly from a holistic approach to health and consciousness. I opened my private practice as a way to share what I have learned with others, outside of the pathologizing views of the western medical model. I grew up with immigrant parents from Morocco and Israel and am the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. Therefore, I love helping people with intergenerational trauma and cultural stress. I also work with Highly Sensitive People, helping them manage overwhelm and design a life on their terms. As a mother and wife myself, I am passionate about healthy relationships, reproductive issues, and gentle parenting.