I am excited about integrating my two passions: Clinical Social Work and Traditional Chinese Medicine to create an integrated and effective approach for mental health, healing, and transformation. Combining body centered therapies along with talk therapy has shown significant results in mental wellness. The body keeps memories of past traumas even if the mind blocks them. An integrated approach that takes into account the mind, body, and spirit that touches on the different aspects of your being, effectively addresses the root of the ailment. I have 20 plus years of experience in Social Work and 12 years of experience in practicing Chinese Medicine- acupuncture and herbal medicine. EDUCATION Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, IL December 2010, M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine-Acupuncture & Herbs Univ of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, Chicago, IL June 2000, A.M., Concentration in Administration and Policy University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI May 1998, B.A. in Psychology and Latino Studies