As an intersectional feminist, it is my mission to help people of all racial backgrounds and gender identities find and feel confidence, which I believe happens when we are able to practice these two qualities simultaneously: self-love and human-kindness.
My specialties are: helping people rise out of low self-confidence, navigating life transitions, and working through depression. I use an eclectic mix of healing modalities, teaching mindfulness and radical self-acceptance in combination with honoring cultural-competence, and utilizing strength-based and psychodynamic theories.
I practice compassion, mindfulness, and loving-awareness. These practices both inspire and illuminate my clinical perspective. It brings me great joy to support people to grow deeper in their sense of confidence through powerful effects of cultivating self-compassion.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW TX #64672) and a graduate of Smith College School for Social Work, where I received training to develop and implement my commitment to anti-racism in my clinical work and in my life, which continues to evolve and inform my practice.
Education + Trainings
100 HR Kundalini Yoga Teacher Certification
50 HR Silent Meditation Training
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Course
Laura Evans Counseling
Jan 2021 - March 2021
Mindful Self-Compassion Facilitator Certification
Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
100 HR Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification
Two Rivers Yoga
200 HR Yoga Teacher Certificaton
Ana Forrest @ Yoga Tree
San Francisco, CA
Jun 2008-Aug 2010
Masters of Social Work
Smith College School for Social Work
Sep 2002-May 2005
Bachelors of Sociology
University of Massachusetts - Amherst