ABOUT ONI

M.A.Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

Over the years I have realized that I came into this life to be of service; to experience joy, love and connection and to support others in doing the same.  I came here to alchemize suffering into possibility and to make a difference in the lives of those who are ready.

In order to uncover this mission, I had to face two near death experiences that allowed me to take a look at the amount of pain I was living with at just 19 years of age.  I realized that although I seemed to be doing well on the outside, my early childhood experiences of homelessness, abuse, and neglect, had left me torn and broken inside.

Since that time, I have been blessed and challenged to spend the last 20 years of my life exploring human possibility and potential, and the best methods for bringing it out of myself and others.

This exploration is a great adventure that fills my being with joy and enthusiasm. It is my personal legend and I am honored to get to support others along the way.

I offer my gratitude to all of those who have supported me over the years, and to all of those I have been blessed to support.

 

Thank you for joining me in this adventure of growth and transformation!

“Whenever we are doing something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our personal legend."

~Paulo Coelho The Alchemist

 

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Training and Experience

  • 2014-2020 Shamanic studies

    • Three 10 day silent retreats with plant medicines in Peruvian Amazon​

    • Ceremony, ritual, drum journeys, sound healing

  • 2018-2020 Resident Healer, Counselor & Facilitator at The Refuge, Jamestown CA

    • Holistic Counselor

    • Women's council facilitation

    • Ceremony & ritual facilitation

    • Meditation & movement teacher

  • 2019 Cocréa Facilitator Training

  • 2019 10 day silent Vipassana Meditation Retreat

  • 2019 Online Progressive & Intensive Workshop Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself Dr. Joe Dispenza

  • 2018 Soul Support Volunteer SoulPlay Festival

  • 2015-2018 Shamanic Meditation Workshop Organizer & Support Staff

    • Screened and prepared participants​

    • Assisted during and in between meditation sessions

    • Offered emotional and spiritual counseling

    • Supported post workshop integration

  • 2016-2018 Liberty Arising Resident Healer, Facilitator & Land Steward

  • 2017-2018 Kambo Circle Support Facilitator

  • 2017 Compassionate Inquiry Training Dr. Gabor Maté, Vancouver CAN

  • 2017 Healing Sanctuary creator, facilitator & healer, Burning Man

  • 2017 Zendo support staff Burning Man

  • 2017 Rudra Yoga III: Kundalini I 6 day workshop

  • 2017 Rudra Yoga II: Hatha I 6 day workshop

  • 2016 Rudra Yoga I: Yoga Foundation 6 day workshop

  • 2016 Zendo support staff YouTopia

  • 2016 Shamanic Reiki Energy Healing Levels I & II

  • 2015-2016 Native American Women's Lodge, Joshua Tree CA

    • Study group & council

    • Sweat lodges

    • Sun/Moon prayer dances

  • 2014 Guest presenter USDA Wildland Firefighter Training Program, Sacramento CA

    • Work-life Balance, Mindful Meditation​

  • 2013 Solo hiked 500 miles on PCT in California

  • 2011-2013 Guest lecturer Cal State Northridge (CSUN)

    • Child & adolescent development​

    • Advanced theories

    • Cognitive Psychology

  • 2013 M.A. Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Naropa University

    • Meditation for health and wellbeing​

    • Dreamwork

    • Psychedelic healing

    • Chakra development & healing

    • QiGong

    • Yoga for mental health

  • 2012- 2013 Counseling intern G.A.L.S. Middle school, Denver CO

    • One on one & group counseling​

    • Facilitated after school creative writing classes

  • 2012 Intern AIM House Recovery Center, Boulder CO

    • One on one mentoring​

    • Group facilitation

    • Teaching relational/communication skills

  • 2009 Volunteer childcare center, YMCA San Diego CA​​

  • 2005 B.A. Psychology University of California San Diego

    • UCSD Undergraduate Research Assistant, child development lab

    • UCSD created & lead "Be the Change" discussion group

  • 2001 SDSU Undergraduate Teaching Assistant PSY270 Statistical Methods in Psychology

  • 2001 Began counseling and studying psychology & spirituality

  • 2001 Survived 2 near death experiences at 19 years of age; took a deep look at myself and committed to healing my life

  • Lived first 10 years of my life homeless with my Mother in South Lake Tahoe; experienced violence, abuse, neglect, hunger, poverty, fear and chaos