I am in my sixth year of clinical work with clients (2024), and am currently registered as an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT#117475 in the state of California.
[ Supervised by Gieve Patel, LMFT#47196]

My trauma-sensitive approach combines attunement, central nervous system resourcing, and a few mindful-awareness practices (i.e. Buddhist psychology, Gestalt, behavioral models like CBT & ACT, and more).

The prior 5 years included four years of private practice in my present capacity with CMP; my work as an on-site, and remote adolescent counselor at Design Tech High School in Redwood City, CA (2020); launching my private practice through the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy – “CMP” (October, 2019); my practicum year seeing clients at the Integral Counseling Center – “ICC” at Church Street (2018 -&- 2019); and, prior, completing my three-year MA degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies – “CIIS” (2016 – 2019).

Before graduate studies, practicum, and clinical work, I spent a year and a half as a peer-to-peer phone Counselor and Shift Lead at the San Francisco Warm Line (2016 -&- 2017); and in parallel for two years, acted as Group Co-Facilitator for Bayside Marin’s drug-and-alcohol Alumni in Recovery program in San Francisco, CA (2015 -to- 2017).

I’m also overdue to revisit my former volunteer post at San Francisco Zen Center’s bookstore within SFZC’s residential and community Buddhist organization on Page Street in San Francisco. Kind people there introduced me to a wild selection of Zen philosophers, books about living and dying, and some 1,000-year-old haiku, all of which inform my practice. 

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