I attended my first 10-day silent meditation retreat in 1993. Those first 10 days of silence would inform all of my business and relationship choices thereafter and began a deep interest in mindful self inquiry. After I had my first successful business sale of a “click and mortar” retail company in 2005 I returned to the meditation hall for a 30 day silent retreat. Insight from that period of silence led me to a graduate level psychology program. By combining my experience in business, mindfulness and psychology, I founded The Well Clinic which employs a new genre of psych and coaching principles for professionals.
I am a licensed psychotherapist, executive coach and social entrepreneur. Collectively I have 15 years of entrepreneurial experience and began seeing clients as a psychotherapist in 2008. I received a master’s degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. I have studied the lineage of psychotherapy from its roots in Freudian psychodynamics, to the more humanistic manifestations that we have come to know today. I specialize in AEDP, a psychotherapeutic model by Diana Fosha, PhD. The work is a combination of attachment dynamics, somatics, and relational psychotherapy. In my work as a therapist and leadership coach I combine these psychological principles with real world business experience.
Trainings and Affiliations
Member of the San Francisco chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization
Member of California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
San Francisco Zen Hospice- Volunteer Care Provider for 1 1/2 Years
UCSF- Volunteer Bereavement Counselor- 1 year
Dan Wile’s Approach to Couples Therapy Level 1- Completed
Gottman Approach to Couples Therapy Level 1 Course-Completed
AEDP Level 2 Advanced Training-Completed
The 2012 Couples Conference-Attachment, Differentiation, Neuroscience in Couples Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy- Externship with Dr. Susan Johnson
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California, license number #50278.