I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Downtown San Francisco, California. I am dedicated to go to the source of my clients’ challenges by holding space for the disruptions that happened early in life. Touch and table work are short of a miracle tool to address the pre-verbal states where these ruptures happened (pre-conception through 3 years old).
When early developmental trauma is not addressed in therapy and remains untreated, it becomes deeply held at body level. This foundational dysregulation of the nervous system can cause severe symptoms. Much of my work focus is on attachment dynamics and survival strategies (defensive accommodations) installed to cope with difficult beginnings. When trust is rebuilt and safety re-instated on the table, self-regulation is likely to occur and symptoms decrease.
To make sure I cover all the bases, I am now taking a Pre and Perinatal (PPN) course, which is a great adjunct to the trainings I have received from Kathy Kain and Steve Terrell. PPN addresses the early respiration of life, the spiritual essence of us and the intention into life. It starts there.
I welcome all populations of all ages who present with a variety of symptoms and work mostly with adults. I am bilingual French and English.
Some of my post-graduate trainings:
TST (Touch Skills for Therapists), Kathy Kain
SRR (Somatic Resilience and Regulation), Kathy Kain and Steve Terrell
TEB (Transforming the Experienced Brain) three of four modules, Steve Terrell.
PPN (Pre and Perinatal course), Myrna Martin (ongoing)
ISP (Integral Somatic Psychology), Raja Selvam
Bodynamics, Anne and Joel Isaacs.