Currently offering Teletherapy services in CA due to COVID-19 restrictions
I am a Filipino American Somatic Psychotherapist, Certified Hakomi Practitioner, and Brainspotting specialist. 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
I acknowledge that I practice on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula.
A portion of my fee goes toward the Sogorea Land Trust, an urban Indigenous women-led land trust that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people.
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #121206
Supervised by Cambria Lowe, MFT Lic # 40880
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