Amy (she/they) holds a MA in Counseling Psychology (UCSB), a PhD in Cultural Psychology (UCD) and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology and Medicine (UCSF). Amy has trained in Bioenergy Balancing, Comprehensive Energy Psychology and shamanic journeying. She is a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. She has been a member of American Psychological Association, Asian American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
Amy's spiritual journey has been to heal her body+psyche from sexual trauma. She was sexually abused as a young child and blamed her feminine self for this abuse. Not surprisingly, Amy had a traumatic and disempowered first birth at the age of 18 and vowed not to have that experience again. Her body broke down again in her late 20s with debilitating carpal tunnel affecting her work and home life. Amy's healing journey involved undoing the pain in her body through physical therapy and listening to her body's wisdom through alternative healing modalities. In her second birth, Amy worked with a midwife, listened to her body and delivered naturally with no drugs or medical intervention. As a genderqueer person, Amy has struggled to integrate both the masculine and feminine aspects of self and embrace her feminine energy through intuition, channeling and energy work. Today, Amy's connection to the Divine Feminine is what makes her a powerful healer-artist. Amy's joy is in working with people to restore their body+psyche connection.
Amy's soul work is in her art. She is a published poet, composer and playwright. She has received a Theater Bay Area grant, theater training at American Conservatory Theater's Summer Training Congress and Back to the Source Educator's Institute and has been a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.