Background

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I hold a Master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. I have been practicing psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups since 2007.

Laurel FineI have training and extensive experience as a behavior specialist. I have worked with families and children who have diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder resulting from emotional, physical and sexual abuse, and Anxiety and Attachment Disorders.

I am trained in Expressive Arts Therapy. I completed my Clinical Internship at the California Pacific Medical Center of San Francisco, using Expressive Arts Therapy and mindfulness practices with chronically and terminally ill patients for pain management. I also worked with patients and families, exploring end of life issues and preparing for transition.

I am an experienced wilderness guide. I have a background in wilderness leadership, and facilitate wilderness and community based rites of passage groups and ceremonies for adolescent girls and women. In my graduate program, my thesis was on the theory and emerging practice of Ecopsychology. I am a certified Wilderness First Responder.

I am a yoga practitioner and teacher. I began practicing yoga in 2001. I incorporate mindfulness, meditation, visualization and movement into my work with clients, to refine self-awareness, clarify feelings, manage anxiety, cultivate distress tolerance, and increase cognitive flexibility.