I send out an infrequent newsletter, Concentrated Practices, with illustration and writing, about mental health, creativity, emotions, and thought patterns, as well as useful practices for integrating these and other parts of being. Sign up for the newsletter via email, listed in contact section.
I graduated from California Institute for Integral Studies with an MA in Counseling with a focus on Expressive Art Therapy (EXA) 2015. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, working in community mental health for the past four years. My current work is with a project that collaborates with the city, the community, and other organizations to reduce harm and increase care for unhoused people.
My therapeutic training and interest are in the use of somatic and expressive arts therapies rooted in psychodynamic and attachment theories with an emphasis on trauma and resilience. My current focus is on harm reduction therapy.
In all of my work, I participate in social movements for justice that expand art, care, and healing for collective liberation led by those who are most marginalized. This looks a lot of different ways, depending on the situation.
I return resources in exchange for occupying Ohlone land, here, with Sogrea Te’ Land Trust.