A GLIMPSE OF MY LIFE  

        

       A glimpse

                           into

                                     my life

 

Below is a sum of the many things that made me who I am today, 

and continue to inspire me to maintain a beginner's mind perspective as

 

I continue my journey of  understanding.  

  • Doctor in Clinical Psychology.  This offers me a framework to understand the nature of human behavior and how our genetic blueprint and life circumstances makes us who we become.

  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).  Being an SEP provides me with the tools to capture the nonverbal language of the body.  Somatic Experiencing is a powerful psychobiological method for addressing physical and emotional trauma.  Each individual’s nervous system speaks its own language and provides an uncut version of what is presently happening, informing how trauma has compromised the body’s innate regulatory functions and altered its equilibrium  -the equilibrium needed for a life of connection, meaning and equanimity - a life of well-being. 

 

  • Director for Youth Outreach at the Mindsight Institute in Los Angeles, CA.  Being trained in Interpersonal Neurobiology gives me an understanding of the workings of the brain, body, and the developing mind. ​​

 

  • Certified Mindfulness teacher.  Trained with the UCLA Mindfulness Research Center and Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.  Certified by the International Mindfulness Teacher Association. 

As a long term meditator my approach to healing is deeply influenced by the wisdom of mindfulness.  I believe that the achievement of individual fulfillment and professional success has a deep connection to the clarity of mind to see things as they are, rather than from within our personal and cultural confinements.

Change is only possible when we have an intimate knowledge of and secure control over, that which restrains us. 

 

  • Certified Forest Bathing Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.

 

Nature has been my playground ever since I was born and raised on a ranch in the pampas of Argentina, and now spend half my year in the forests of France.

My interconnectedness with the natural world has been my life long support and what set the roots for the sense of freedom and wonderment I hold to this day. 

 

 

My doctoral training was done with high-risk families, children and gang youth in the Los Angeles area.  I provided psychotherapy in schools for children and adolescents of low-income families living in disadvantaged environments.  In order to gain more awareness and an ample range in my understanding of suffering at different stages of life, I worked pro bono providing psychological support to the elderly in hospices.

 

 Traveling the world and being exposed to many different cultures has always been part of my life and an excellent way to experience the bigger picture of life.

Spanish is the language of my roots and English was learned as I made my way in life.

 

Personally, I have formed a lasting family of more than 30 years which makes me the proud mother of three amazing sons.  

 

 

I currently facilitate Mindfulness and Forest Bathing walks with individuals and groups, as well as individual consulting and mentorship.  

Most of my time is spent between Los Angeles and Europe, traveling at times to see clients overseas.  

 

I have the pleasure of working with clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds such as the Middle East, Europe, South America and the US.