Since I was a kid, I've always been fascinated by how relationships work, both with ourselves and with one another.I've come to find that, with the right tools, it really is possible to have healthy, conscious connections with ourselves and those we love. I've spent over ten years studying relationship models and approaches so that I can support couples and individuals in creating truly satisfying connections in their lives.
With a background in counseling psychology and social justice education, I enjoy supporting individuals and couples in navigating issues related to social identity and difference. I've worked with multiracial and LGBT couples, as well as those navigating challenges with chronic health conditions.
As part of my dedication to lifelong learning in the field of psychology, I am currently engaged in a candidacy process for Imago Clinical Therapist Certification. This work is based on the book, Getting the Love You Want by Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt. Imago Relationship Theory is one of my main inspirations behind becoming a therapist; the tools offer a powerful approach to couples' work that has facilitated healing, growth, and connection for thousands of couples around the world.
Registered Intern, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, IMF #92466
M.A. Integral Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
M.Ed. Social Justice Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Teaching, Workshops & Presentations
“Going Home for the Holidays With Your Partner: Plan Ahead and Stay Connected” Couples Workshop. Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center, San Francisco, CA, 2015.
Somatic Psychology Program Diversity Training.California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, 2011.
"Building Beloved Community: Integrating Spirituality and Compassion With Undoing Racism.” National Conference on Race and Ethnicity. San Francisco, CA, 2011.
“Ending Heterosexism” (EDUC 392L), 1-unit undergraduate course. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 2008.
Psychotherapy in San Francisco for couples, individuals, and people living with chronic illness. Center for Mindful Psychotherapy, SF. Lauren Selfridge, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, IMF #92466 Supervised by Renee Beck, Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC #21060