Founder and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I am an early childhood mental health consultant and therapist based in Oakland, CA committed to disrupting systems and challenging norms that frequently prevent us from meeting the needs of all children. I believe in supporting families, communities, and schools to think outside the box when traditional approaches aren't working. With a clinical focus on early childhood attachment, trauma, sensory integration, and consulting within the education system, I view all challenges within context. I partner with children, families, and providers using a collaborative approach to create transformative pathways, because I understand that change and growth happen at a systems level.
My introduction to PDA has been a personal journey that first began at home. What I intuitively understood about my own child was finally illuminated and made more explicit when I discovered PDA, a still relatively unknown neurotype. I found that from the strength of my relationship with my child, my social justice compass, and my professional background, emerged a new path forward that felt both radical and authentic. I am committed to a professional culture and model of care that is neurodivergent affirming, collaborative, playful and child centered. At the core of my professional practice is the belief that all children have a right to access education and care that is respectful, safe, and accommodating.
PDA Level Two Certification | Supporting Children, Teens, and Young Adults with Pathological Demand Avoidance
Intensive Practice-Based Training in Multicultural Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Training Certificate to provide The Growing Brain Curriculum to Early Childhood Providers
Completion of Theoretical Foundations of Sensory Integration: From Theory to Identification