In 2022, I came up with an integrative approach called Kinesiopsychotherapy that integrates movement in psychotherapy. The belief is that there is a fundamental relationship between movement and psychology. In this particular approach, I as a Certified Laban Movement Analyst collects data in therapy. I receive both verbal and nonverbal information through the contents of narratives with associated movement qualities including posture, gesture, tone of voice, affect, begin and end of sentence etc.

The observation is shared with client to assist their self-directed discovery and meaning-making process. In result, client becomes more aware of their own association between movement and psychology which leads them to learn more about their unconsciousness or what was dismissed. These new information allow them to make a bridge between unconsciousness and consciousness. From this point, clients can practice and integrate more functional responses into their existing or dysfunctional patterns of bodily response, which is why I believe utilizing LBMA in psychotherapy is very effective for clients dealing with stress responses including fight, flight, freeze, and fawn. The unconscious responses can be treated by conscious effort. With repeated practice and clear intention, we can repattern our dysfunctional patterns.

I am Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT137496) and in the process of accumulating hours towards licensure to become a licensed psychotherapist. I meet clients in San Francisco and remotely. I am currently available M-F 10am to 2pm, and Wednesday evenings 6-9pm.

updated 5/25/2023