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Programs & Services

Psychotherapy & Biofeedback

Taking steps towards your own care and healing is a radical and courageous act of care for yourself. In my psychotherapy practice, I aim to provide a warm, inclusive, welcoming environment for you to explore the parts of you that are hurting, cultivate new ways to be in relationship with those challenges, and connect with what matters most to you.


My practice is influenced by my background in body-based approaches to health and healing, including biofeedback. Biofeedback is a process that helps people learn how their minds and bodies work together, and how to influence and respond to physiological activity - such as heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature - to support their well-being.


Through an approach of mindfulness and self-compassion, I hope to help people reconnect with the innate intelligence and wisdom that lies within them. I believe it is possible for all of us to learn to relate to our brains, bodies, and hearts as allies rather than enemies; as resources, companions, sources of vitality, and connection to what matters most.

To learn more about the in-person and online individual services I offer and to inquire about scheduling, please visit the Coastal Therapy Group website. CTG is located in Carlsbad, California and offers a diverse range of therapies and therapists committed to meeting you where you are, compassionately, and courageously.

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Mindful Self Compassion

Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Dr. Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Dr. Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that support participants in responding to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, strength, care, and understanding.

Unsure about "self-compassion"? I was too. But for most of us, the practice is much different than we imagine. If you're curious, I'd invite you to click below to learn more.

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Self-Compassion Training for Healthcare Communities

Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) is a 6-week evidence-based healthcare adaptation of Mindful Self-Compassion, the empirically supported program of Dr. Kristin Neff at UT Austin and Dr. Chris Germer at Harvard Medical School.

Research conducted in 2019 suggests that the 6-week SCHC program leads to a reduction in stress, depression, secondary traumatic stress and burnout, and an increase in compassion, mindfulness, and job satisfaction in healthcare professionals.

Contrary to what we might imagine, the practice of self-compassion can support us in caring for others. In fact, it's essential. I invite you to click below to learn more about bringing this course to your healthcare setting.

Contact Me

Please be in touch if you'd like to learn more about any of these services, including tailoring mindfulness and compassion programs for your group or setting.  |  Tel: 760-248-8775

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