I provide culturally responsive online individual and relationship therapy in the state of California. LGBTQQIA+, ENM/polyam, spirituality
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
I believe that including the body in the work is more effective than talk therapy alone. I use somatic interventions to help clients regulate their nervous systems, get more in touch with bodily cues, develop a stronger relationship with their bodies that includes communication with the body to address stress, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, gender dysphoria, body dysmorphia, and chronic pain and illness.
Life coaching and spiritual coaching and consultation are a part of what I offer my clients. This might include mindfulness practices, energy medicine (including Reiki), setting personal goals and intentions, and working towards manifestation. This might also include strengthening and maintaining boundaries and cleansing personal and psychic space. I utilize the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, guided meditation practices and intuitive readings.
I find attachment theory to be a useful tool for helping clients uncover relationship patterns and dynamics that they would like to shift, as well as for learning about attachment styles and how these impact how folks show up in their connections. Unpacking familial and intergenerational trauma, learning how to get their needs met in relationships in healthy ways as well as how to become polysecure while navigating multiple connections can also provide a useful toolkit for clients.