As of last year (2022), I have entered my fifth year of clinical work with clients, and now (2023 ) am registered as an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist [AMFT#117475] in the state of California.
My approach combines attunement, central nervous system resourcing, and a few mindful-awareness practices (i.e. Buddhist psychology, Gestalt, behavioral tracking, and more).
These past four-plus years have included four years of private practice (presently with CMP); my work as an on-site and remote adolescent counselor at Design Tech High School in Redwood City, CA (2020); transitioning into a private practice model through the “Center for Mindful Psychotherapy” (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 CIIS, the California Institute of Integral Studies (2016 – 2018).
Before graduate studies and clinical work, I spent a year and a half as a peer phone Counselor and Shift Lead at the San Francisco Warm Line, with MHA-S.F. (2016 -&- 2017), and for two years acted concurrently 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 still inform my practice.
NOTE: Beginning January of 2023, I have some sliding-scale openings for couples and families.
PLEASE INQUIRE if interested via my Contact page at top.
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