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My journey started as a quest for personal growth and transformation. I have been privileged to learn from many wonderful teachers that generously shared their work, their wisdom, and their experiences.  I am particularly thankful to the indigenous people of the world who have preserved and passed down this knowledge, often at great cost to them and their communities. 
Everything I know I owe to my teachers.  Any errors or omissions are my own.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D.(C), East-West Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies. 
    The focus of my research is on:​

    • Expanded States of Consciousness

    • Ecopsychology

    • Depth Psychology

    • Psychospiritual Resilience

  • MA, Transformative Leadership (2013)  California Institute of Integral Studies​


Coach Training &
Continuing Education

Psychedelics &
Expanded States of

(Internal Family Systems)


  • Trauma-Informed Coaching Certification, Healing the Human Spirit (2021)

  • The Call of the Self: Psychosynthesis Coaching, Didi Furman and Susan J.Allen, The Synthesis Center (2020)

  • Positive Psychology Coaching Skill Building Intensive, Phoebe Atkinson & Jennifer Hanawald, Wholebeing Institute (2019)

  • Taming the Inner Critic, Sarita Chawla, New Ventures West (2015)

  • Positive Psychology Coaching, Wholebeing Institute (2014)

  • The Enneagram, Inner Work for Outer Change, Helen Palmer and Sharon Berbower, CIIS (2014)

  • ​Positive Psychology Coaching Certification, Robert Biswas-Diener, Positive Acorn (2014)

  • EFT Levels 1, 2 & 3  Dawson Church & Carol Oddess EFT Universe (2014)​​


  • Consciousness Medicine Training (incomplete), School of Consciousness Medicine (2021-2022)

  • Ancestral Healing, Daniel Foor, Ancestral Medici, (2022)

  • Dream Study Groups Program, International Association for the Study of Dreams, (2021-2022)

  • Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Facilitation Training (Modules 2 & 3), Atira Tan (2001)

  • Integration of Expanded States of Consciousness, Susana Bustos, CIIS (2020)

  • Guiding Presence Program for Expanded States of Awareness, The Chaplaincy Institue, 2020

  • Peer Integration Facilitator Training, Larry Norris, Ph.D. and Julie Megler, N.P., ERIE (2019)

  • Exploring Psychedelics and Ethnopharmacology, Dennis McKenna, (2019)

  • Mindfulness and the Medicine, Sean Chiddy, Temple of The Way of Light, Iquitos, Peru (2019)

  • Depth Psychology and Dreamwork, Helge Osterhold, CIIS (2019)

  • Ayahuasca, Spirituality and Science, Bia Labate, CIIS (2018)

  • Integrating Psychedelic Experiences, Julie Megler, and Mary McDermott, (2018)

  • Integrating Psychedelic Experiences, Ingmar Gorman M.A., Katherine MacLean, Ph.D., Julie Megler, N.P., and Tanya Maté, N.D. Workshop at the Psychedelic Science Conference, (2017)

  • The Art and Science and Lucid Dreaming, Fariba Bogzaran (2017)

  • Holotropic Breathwork, Stan Grof, (2013, 2015, 2016)

  • Psychedelic Harm Reduction Training, Zendo Project, MAPS (2012)

  • Shamanic Dreamwork, Michael Harner and Susan Mokelke, Foundation for Shamanic Studies (2011)

  • Power Soul Retrieval, Michael Harner and Susan Mokelke, Foundation for Shamanic Studies (2010)

  • Core Shamanism, Michael Harner and Susan Mokelke, Foundation for Shamanic Studies (2009)​​

  • Stepping Through: 16 Week comprehensive IFS Course for Psychedelic Practitioners, IFS Canada, with Derek Scott (completion April 2023)

  • IFS and Psychedelics, with Rober Falconer, Richard Schwartz, Michael Mithoefer and Robert Grant, Life Architect (2022)

  • Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certification, Embody Lab (2022)

  • Somatic Practices for Healing Trauma, Manuela Mischke-Reeds, CIIS (2021)

  • The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk, CIIS (2019)

  • The Power of Embodied Presence, John Welwood (2010)​


Expressive Arts

  • Accredited EcoTuner, International Ecopsychology Society (2020)

  • Certificate in Ecopsychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute (2020)

  • Work that Reconnects Facilitator Development Program, Lydia Hartoonian (2019)

  • Permaculture Design Certification, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (2016)​​


  • Exploring Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy, Cathy Malchiodi, CIIS (2022)

  • SoulCollage with Inanna, Sonia Estrada Conrad, Soulcollage (2021)

  • Expressive Arts for Trauma Repair and Resilience, Cathy Malchiodi, CIIS (2020)

  • Arts Therapy Facilitation, Harambee Arts (2013)



  • Terrapsychological Inquiry as a Methodology for Studying Psychedelic States.  Psychedelics, Madness & Awakening Conference, March 2021

  • Dreamwork as a Tool for Psychedelic Integration, Mount Tam Integration Jam, April 2021

Conferences Attended

  • Horizons Conference, Seattle (2022)

  • Rising Consciousness Conference, Salt Lake City (2022)

  • Fundamentals of Psychedelics, Synthesis Institute, Netherlands (2020)

  • Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research, MIND Foundation (2020)

  • Psilocybin Summit, Mount Tam Integration (2020) 

  • Psychedelic Liberty Summit, Chacruna Institue (2020)

  • Awakened Futures Summit, Consciousness Hacking, San Francisco, CA (2019)

  • Women in Psychedelics, Chacruna Institute, San Francisco, CA (2018)

  • Horizons, Perspectives in Psychedelics,  New York, NY (2018)

  • Grof Conference, CIIS, San Francisco, CA (2016)

  • Innagural Open Circle, Grof Foundation, San Francisco, CA (2016)

Professional Affiliation

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