ABOUT GOVINDA

I am inspired by the strength and beauty of the human spirit and love assisting people who are on a journey of healing and self-discovery. I became a therapist because I love working with people and have a passion for personal growth. My primary modality as a psychotherapist is Internal Family Systems and I also have training and experience with Hakomi, Gestalt and AEDP. All of these modalities are body-centered approaches that have a mindfulness orientation.

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I regularly assist Internal Family Systems trainings in the Bay Area and love sharing my passion for IFS with clients and other therapists. Assisting trainings gives me an opportunity to teach and inspire other therapists and deepen my own learning process at the same time. I also offer IFS consultation groups in Berkeley for therapists who have been through the Level 1 training.

I have an M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. I chose to go to CIIS because of its holistic framework and blend of East and West. I also have a certification in Rolfing from the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado and a B.S. in Business Administration from Humboldt State University. 

Outside of being a therapist, I am passionate about dance, music, satire, health and nature and I love traveling in Asia. I am comfortable working with a diverse population of clients and I create a warm and supportive space to experience growth and change.