I am a licensed MFT (MFC #48506) in the state of California (where I have been treating clients since 2005) and my specialty is the intersection of trauma and birth medicine (for professionals and patients).
I am a certified birth doula (CBD, CBI)
I am a Co-Clinical Supervisor and Director at The Place Within- a nonprofit counseling center
I am the Founder and Director at The Brith & Trauma Support Center
I am a certified CE provider educator and offer classes and lectures on trauma-informed care, provider workspaces and trauma-informed medicine
I believe people are more resilient than they know.
I believe in the brain and the body as non-negotiable parts of our mental health.
I believe people are smarter than they're given credit for.
I believe in informed consent as the cornerstone of care.
I believe that most people, at their core, want to "do good."
I believe in education as the catalyst for change.
I believe in hope.
I believe that relationships are work, and that's good for us.
I believe in restoration.
I believe that we all have choices, but not the same ones.
I believe in honesty with ourselves. We are as sick as our secrets.
You know what's funny? The longer I do this job, the harder this simple question becomes. Here's a few things I "know". Although, check back with me later because I suspect the list will continue shrinking.