I graduated with a BS in Accounting, which then led me to get my license as a certified public accountant (CPA). I spent over twenty-five years in exploring the various forms of how to make accounting work for me. Along the way I got certified in massage therapy, certified as a yoga teacher and jumped into Vipassana meditation as a way to find balance in my career. As someone who always used their body as a way to get out of my head, Somatic Psychology was the missing piece to the puzzle.
I went on to get my Masters of Arts in Somatic Psychotherapy and was drawn to therapy approaches that focused on healing from trauma. I went on to build my clinical experience and training through the Center for Somatic Psychology and Levis Therapy (culturally attuned EMDR therapy) where I continued to work with adults and couples who have survived some form of trauma in their lives.
Masters of Arts in Somatic Psychology, 2016
California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA
Bachelors of Science in Accounting, 1988
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
Additional Education & Training
Professional Memberships and Associations
California Board of Behavioral Sciences, LMFT #105557
A Marriage & Family Therapy Corporation
2370 Market Street, #104
San Francisco, CA 94114
President, Ben Yokoyama