About

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Formal Education

  • California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC #52664

  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology, concentration in Integral Counseling, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco

  • B.A. in World Literature and Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • School for International Training, Study abroad, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

  • Wilderness education, environmental ethics and nature philosophy in the backcountry, Southern Utah, Sierra Institute

 

Memberships and Associations

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Wilderness Guides Council

  • Community member of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC)

 

Training

  • “Working with Dreams,” The Foundation of the Sacred Stream, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D, May-June 2019

  • “Relationships and Power,” The Foundation of the Sacred Stream, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D, March 2019

  • “The Shamanic Journey,” The Foundation of the Sacred Stream, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D, January 2019

  • Six day wilderness seminar on transformation in times of crisis, loss and trauma: “Dark Nature: Matrix of Initiatory Growth,” Meredith Little, co-founder of the School of Lost Borders, September 2018

  • Continual education, Nondual Wisdom and Psychology Conference, "The Transformative Power of Relationship," California Institute of Integral Studies, March 2018

  • Psychoanalytic infant observation group, Beth Barmack, LCSW, August 2017-November 2018

  • Weekly consultation and training in contemporary psychoanalysis, Hugh Grubb, Psy.D, MFT, 2012-present

  • Continuing education, "Ethical Territory in the Analytic Encounter: Stories from the Intersection of Two Lives," C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, 2015

  • "The Infant Within: A Yearlong Course for Licensed Clinicians," C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, 2014-2015

  • Continuing education, "Containing States of Mind: Working with Bion's Ideas in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy," Duncan Cartwright, Ph.D, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), 2014

  • Continuing education, "Active Imagination and Analysis," Lori Goldrich, Ph.D and Robin Greenberg, MFT, C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, 2013

  • Continual education, Nondual Wisdom and Psychology Conference, "Spiritual Bypassing, True Intimacy and the Challenge of Being Fully Human," California Institute of Integral Studies, March 2013

  • Two week immersion training in wilderness rites of passage, council, and the art of mirroring, Ruth Wharton, LPC and Larry Hobbs, M.A., School of Lost Borders, October 2012

  • Four day vision fast and teaching in the Four Shields, Emerald North and Praveen Mantera, School of Lost Borders, February 2012

  • Treating adult survivors of sexual abuse, Amy Pine, MFT, the Survivor's Healing Center, 2012

  • Internal Family Systems and eating disorders, Richard Schwartz, Ph.D, 2012

  • Private practice internship with double mirror training in process therapy, Process Therapy Institute, Los Gatos, 2011-2012

  • Psychotherapy internship with clinical training in Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning issues; anxiety disorders; clinical boundaries; HIV; depression; post-traumatic stress disorder; substance abuse and addictions, Family Service Agency of the Central Coast, Santa Cruz, 2011-2013

  • Psychotherapy internship in counseling clinic and Lincoln High School with clinical training in gang issues and culture; rape trauma; grief and loss; cross-cultural issues in treatment; eating and dieting disorders; therapy with teens; couples therapy; family systems therapy, YWCA of Silicon Valley, San Jose, 2009-2011

  • "The Art and Science of Lucid Dreaming," Coursework with Fariba Bogzaran, PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies, Spring 2008

  • Yearlong practicum as a psychotherapist trainee in Gestalt therapy, groups, and dreamwork, Lucanna Grey, MFT and Gieve Patel, MFT, Church Street Counseling Center, San Francisco, 2008-2009

  • Child aide at West Portal Elementary School with clinical training in non-directive play therapy, Edgewood Center for Children and Families, San Francisco, 2007-2009

  • "Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy," Coursework with Rob Fisher, MFT, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2007

  • Suicide Crisis Line Volunteer, 40 hours training in suicide and crisis prevention, Suicide Prevention Service, Family Service Agency of the Central Coast, Santa Cruz, 2005-2006

 

 

 

 

Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.

Let me keep company always with those who say
“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.
— Mary Oliver