I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am a graduate of New York University and the University of Hawaii where I received my Master of Social Work degree in 1998. I have 18 years experience serving individuals, couples and families in clinical and community based settings.
In 2014 I completed a two year Mindfulness and Contemplative based Certificate Program in San Rafael California with Metta Institute.
I am a student and practitioner of yoga. I have been a sharing benefits of yoga as a registered yoga teacher since 2003.
When I moved to the north shore of Oahu in 2003, it was a dream of mine to open a therapy practice in Ka’ala Healing Arts. I am happy to be of service to the residents of our community.
There is a time when we are drawn to reflect on our lives; we may feel broken by challenges we face, a desire to reclaim our sense of wholeness or longing for meaning and purpose.
It is an honor for me, as a therapist, to be invited on your journey of well being or personal transformation. Therapy provides an opportunity to explore more deeply unresolved issues from past (Psychodynamic) concerns about the future and possibility in the present, moving toward balance and well-being.
In a supportive and safe environment, I will provide an opportunity for you to safely share your story (Narrative Therapy) identify, recognize and voice your feelings (Humanistic Orientation). I will guide you in your process of being more present in your body (Somatic Therapy) and life. Together we will listen deeply with a sense of curiosity and openness, knowing that the answers you seek are within.