I grew up in a mixed race, multi religious, mixed ability, working class family, and have been exploring the intersections of identities, relationships, and communities ever since. I have a master's degree in theological studies from Harvard University, and extensive graduate training in mental health counseling. I've done specialized coursework in Buddhist Psychology and Gestalt Therapy, taught mindfulness classes in Washington State prisons, assisted in DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) classes, and have been seeing clients in a private counseling/coaching practice since 2011. My 2016 degree in Psychology from Saybrook University/LIOS brings a systems perspective-- examining the interlocking networks of families and systems in which we play a variety of roles-- as well as a budding interest in depth psychology: the possibilities present in myth and dreamwork. Since then, I have been trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.