I am a Filipino American Somatic Psychotherapist and Certified Hakomi Practitioner, a method of mindfulness based somatic self study and healing. I take a compassionate and holistic view towards healing that is informed by Buddhist psychology, social justice, and a belief in our inherent preciousness and inner capacity for healing and wholeness.
My personal development background includes experience in insight meditation, men’s work, diversity, equity and inclusion work, martial arts, and health, wellness and fitness. I also have a creative background as a former DJ and producer, and enjoy live music, physical movement, the arts, and nature.
I believe psychotherapy is a conscious and supportive relationship of inner healing and empowerment. People come to therapy for many different reasons, such as anxiety, trauma, and life dissatisfaction, and I feel that through a collaborative and compassionate approach towards your struggles we can collectively discover new perspectives to approaching life.
Somatics, refers to “the body” or “soma” in Latin. Through a body-based approach, I use mindfulness, or conscious awareness, to explore your experience, which may show up as tension in the body, or even a particular posture or movement. By exploring the tension with curiosity and compassion, we can potentially give you a new perspective and experience on the situation.
Through exploration and discovery of unconscious limiting beliefs, mindful somatic psychotherapy can open up the possibility of having new perspectives and new ways of being in the world.
California Institute of Integral Studies
Golden Gate University
College of William and Mary
Certified CHEK Holistic Lifesyle Coach
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #121206
Supervised by Rawna Romero LMFT # 41466
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