I practice compassion and tenderness first;
I provide care without judgment;
I treat you as I would my friends and family;
I recognize you and work with you as a complex person, not an individual symptom;
I guide you to heal and build resilience naturally;
I support your achieving both short- and long-term health goals; and
I communicate and listen with respect, warmth, and caring.
My background is in neuroscience and psychology, and my graduate degree is in traditional Chinese medicine. Both worlds have a lot to offer us on our route to health.
I began my education with an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University. After working in the environmental sector for 15 years, I decided to pursue a career in Chinese medicine. I received my masters degree in traditional Chinese medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. During my years of study I became a certified massage therapist in shiatsu and was fortunate to study acupuncture techniques and theory, as well as obstetrics and gynecology, with Dr. Robert Johns. I have studied pediatric Chinese medicine with Raven Lang. I provided over 500 hours of clinical care, including patient treatments at the ACTCM Auricular Acupuncture Clinic and the CIIS Center for Somatic Psychotherapy. I am honored to continue my growth by interning weekly with Bob Levine to study his practice of Chinese and Tibetan medicine.
Outside of providing patient care, I spend my time cooking and laughing with loved ones, playing with kids, reading, cycling, running, hiking, and gardening.