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“When we are caught in our mind we cannot feel our own beingness” I have always been interested in how the mind connects with the body and how our thinking, our environment and early relationships can create emotional and even psychic pain. It was through the practice of yoga that I was able to notice how slowing down helped me settle my mind. I was able to notice my tendency to overthink, ruminate and become aware of my inner critic. This lead me to further explore many integrative, body based, mindfulness and mediation practices. As I continued to work with clients from a yoga perspective, I felt I needed a deeper understanding of psychology. This lead me to pursue graduate studies with an Integral approach. I obtained my Masters in Integral Counselling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC Canada, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California), a certified E-500hr Registered Yoga Teacher and a Certified Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation teacher from Spirit Rock Meditation Center, CA. I am dedicated to working with individuals, families and couples who are experiencing a range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Through client-centered sessions, I offer a practice that deeply focuses on a myriad of issues including, anxiety, PTSD, depression, trauma, and challenges with transitions in life stages, as well as finding purpose and searching for greater meaning and happiness. I seek to provide a space that is safe and supportive, where one can connect to and experience their deepest self, be listened to and validated. My approach is compassionate, interactive, warm and collaborative. My therapeutic work is drawn from a variety of modalities and practices that incorporate mindfulness, guided imagery, experiential, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), EMDR, transpersonal & inquiry and trauma informed. Clients also may draw from somatic awareness strategies inspired from my many years as a yoga practitioner and teacher. With experience working in a number of different settings including private practice, hospital, the public and private schools and in County clinics I have familiarity with all age groups and am skilled at modeling positive communication. My aim is help people establish good boundaries, foster relaxation and self –regulation, breed self -esteem, uncover strengths and use the body as vehicle to discover ease and the qualities of loving-kindness, compassion, wisdom, truth and forgiveness. I looks forward to the opportunity of being present with you in your journey.