I am a nervous system specialist and somatic neuroplasticity expert. I help people heal unresolved trauma, attachment wounds, develop emotional resilience, self regulation, and increase the capacity to thrive and be fully alive.
I have over 30 years of experience in mindful, body based healing modalities and now focus on the application of Somatic Experiencing as I’ve found it to be the most effective approach to healing and true transformation. My background in mindfulness, pregnancy, birth, infant bonding and attachment, Pilates, Yoga, Buteyko Breathing, Continuum, The Franklin Method, and Visionary Cranial Sacral work informs my work and allows me to help a broad range of clients and address issues throughout the life span. I am a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), have completed post graduate trauma training with Peter Levine, and am certified in Kathy Kain’s groundbreaking Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists, Steve Hoskinson’s Organic Intelligence model, and serve as an assistant to the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute’s international professional training, where I am an approved session provider through the advanced level. I am also a certified provider of Dr. Stephen Porges’ Safe and Sound Protocol.
I believe that compassion, attunement, curiosity, interest and skill are integral qualities needed in a practitioner and I strive to bring those qualities to every session. I work with clients at home in Hawaii and all over the world through online sessions. I was born and raised here on Oahu and am an avid surfer, dancer and Pilates enthusiast.