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I am an Oregon Medical Board Licensed Acupuncturist, Somatic Experiencing practitioner and yoga teacher committed to helping people who are suffering and want to find healing.

I believe in the original meaning of the word health, which comes from the Old English hælþ, meaning "wholeness, being whole, sound or well, integrity," For me, healing doesn’t just mean alleviating symptoms. By definition, healing is about integration and connectedness.

I became an acupuncturist and Somatic Experiencing practitioner because I value the experience of being connected, feeling whole and doing the transformative work necessary to get there. In fact, I think that’s a big part of why we’re all here. This is reflected in my whole-person approach to healing.

When I'm not in the treatment room, my favorite warm weather thing to do is get outside-for a wander through the woods, to the coast to surf, for a bike ride around town, or a swim at my favorite secluded lake. In the wintertime you'll find me wishing for sunshine and likely taking trainings and workshops myself!

If you are interested in learning more about the work I do, here's more about trauma-informed acupuncture, somatic experiencing, and yoga.


Modalities

  • Trauma-Informed Acupuncture

  • Somatic Experiencing

  • Yoga Therapy and Movement Instruction

Licensure and Certification

Oregon Medical Board Licensed Acupuncturist

Certified Acupuncturist by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

Education

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Highest Honors, 2013
National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR

Master of Art in Women’s Spirituality, 2005
The New College of California, San Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Art in Spanish, magna cum laude, 2001
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ


Training and Certificates

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) 

Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture Training, Portland OR 2017-present

Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis Mentorship, Portland OR 2015-2016

Bodywork Mentorship with Sheila Murphy DC, Portland  OR 2014- 2015

Japanese Acupuncture Mentorship with Bob Quinn OMD, Portland OR 2012-2013

Shen-Hammer Acupuncture Mentorship with Brandt Stickley LAc, Portland OR 2012-2013

Healing Community Trauma with Acupuncture Training
Acupuncturists Without Borders, Portland OR, 2012

Acutonics Sound Healing Training, 2009
Kairos Institute of Sound Healing/West Coast Acutonics, Berkeley, CA

Sound Healing Certificate, 2007

California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco CA