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I support the journey of LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies enhancing their emotional comfort and expanding their sense of freedom


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"The courageous heart is the one that is unafraid to open to the world."

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What To Expect At Your Visit

Are you seeking a safe space to share your fears and dreams? Struggling to break free from negative coping patterns? You may be searching for someone who embraces your uniqueness, whether you're in a consensual non-monogamous relationship, identify as LGBTQIA2+, or are considering gender or sexual orientation transitions.

As an integrated somatic psychology practitioner, I provide a supportive environment where LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies can explore their authentic selves. Through somatic techniques, I help clients reconnect with their passions and experience the joy of living authentically. Additionally, I offer guidance for parents and allies to better support their queer loved ones.


Sessions are available in-person or online, promoting healing and growth in a safe and affirming space. If you're ready to embark on this journey, I invite you to schedule a consultation to begin your path toward living your best life.

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Discover a range of therapeutic services designed to support your mental and emotional well-being, tailored to meet your unique needs. I offer a safe and compassionate space for growth and healing. Specializing in LGBTQ+ support, somatic work, and assisting families and allies, I provide these services through telehealth, in-office sessions, and support groups.

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Individual Therapy

Start your transformative journey of self-discovery and growth with LGBTQ+ affirming somatic individual therapy. In a safe and confidential setting, we explore your experiences, integrating somatic techniques to heal past traumas and foster resilience. Together, we'll develop coping strategies for holistic well-being.

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Relationship Therapy

Strengthen your relationships and improve communication with relationship therapy. I offer a supportive environment where you and your partner(s) can explore underlying issues, resolve conflicts, and enhance your emotional connection. Let's work together to build healthier and more fulfilling relationships.

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Support Groups

Support groups offer opportunities to learn and grow within a safe community of like-minded peers. Gain valuable skills and tools to navigate challenges. Whether it's relational issues, anxiety, depression, or gender identity, my aim is to enhance your well-being and explore issues with empathy and respect.

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About Me

I am a queer and affirming Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based on the Central Coast of California. Alongside my passion for hiking, pickleball, and yoga, I find solace in the serene landscapes of California's mountains and rivers. As a parent of two teenagers, I understand the complexities of parenthood. In my therapeutic approach, I integrate somatic therapy techniques, recognizing the profound connection between mind and body, and mindfulness practices, fostering self-awareness and presence in the moment.

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