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I am a NYS licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a specialization in Integrative Therapy and Contemplative Psychotherapy. Integrative therapy combines psychotherapy with somatic therapy to heal the body, mind and spirit. Contemplative psychology integrates the healing arts of contemporary psychotherapy and eastern meditative traditions. My work is informed by Jungian studies, Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga, Meditation, Depth and Dream work, Creative expression through Art and Movement and my life experience.

I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, California. Since 2013, I have worked with individuals, children, adolescents, adults, couples and families from highly diverse backgrounds. I have studied and practiced yoga since 1999 and have been teaching since 2004. I am certified in trauma and the expressive arts (Kint Institute), Breath of Love, Resonance Repatterning, and Contemplative psychology (Nalanda Institute).

Currently I study “The journey of the gradual path of awakening”, integrating the ancient wisdom and meditation practices of Tibetan Buddhism with contemporary perspectives from neuroscience, trauma research and psychotherapy with Dr. Miles Neal. Since 2019, I am part of the Contemplative Psychology, PC team, together with my colleagues and mentors Dr. Emily Wolf, DR. Miles Neale and LMSW Kristen Mckee.

I was born and raised in the Netherlands and lived in various countries. Before becoming a therapist I worked in the tech/media industry as an interactive designer. I also have experience with multi cultural relationships and parenting.

In my practice and workshops I have witnessed the transformative power of healing and integrating the body, mind, and soul connection through yoga and meditation, celebrating the resilience and unique qualities of each individual. 

Qualifications

LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy

Masters in Counseling, Pacifica Graduate Institute CA

Certificate in Contemplative Psychology, Nalanda institute

Certificate in Trauma and the expressive Arts, Kint institute

Certificate in Vinyasa Yoga teaching from Svaha Yoga, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and The Shala, NYC, NY

Certificate in Resonance Repatterning, Breath of Love and Vortex healing