"Right inside of everyone, there's a big medicine."
Hello. I'm Carrie.
I want to live in a world where we all have the opportunity to live satisfying lives--where compassion is valued, uniqueness is celebrated, and relaxation is medicine.
I want to live in a world where we embrace our humanness together.
I am a hypnotherapist and soulful guide offering hypnotherapy, emotional freedom technique, and reiki in downtown Alameda, California.
I am also creator of the SACRED VISION Coloring Collection.
I support individuals and groups to slow down, simplify their thoughts, and self-soothe.
I help folks shift painful thought patterns and change their relationship to stress.
I guide my clients to decrease anxiety and resolve trauma.
I work with folks struggling with and recovering from addiction to integrate healthy coping skills, compassion, relaxation, and creativity into their lives.
My approach is practical, intuitive, and creative.
I believe we each carry the wisdom of our own pattern of growth within us. I hold a compassionate space for my clients to know themselves more completely as they navigate mind, body, heart, and soul.
Having the support of a competent guide changed my life forever.
My own healing adventure began 17 years ago in my early twenties. During my last year of college, anxiety began to fill my days. I spent a whole year not talking about what was going on inside because I didn't think anyone would understand. I was scared and lonely even when surrounded by people who loved me. Eventually, with the help of my family, I connected with my first therapist. She understood what was happening with me and after a few months, I began to feel like myself again.
Within six months, I was headed west to begin a graduate program in counseling and diving deep into my own process of growth. Since then, I have supported hundreds of individuals as they get to know themselves, meet challenges, and navigate transitions.
The heart of my work is supporting people to stay with, accept, and trust themselves.
My training includes a master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and a master’s degree in Women’s Spirituality from New College of California. I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, EFT Practitioner, and Reiki Master trained at HCH Institute. You can access my CV here.
Sessions are held at my Alameda office, over the phone and on Skype. I am also the hypnotherapist on staff at MPI Chemical Dependency Treatment Center in Oakland where I see individual clients and facilitate groups focused on relaxation, self-soothing, guided meditation, pain management, grief, and art therapy.
Are you looking to practice self-acceptance? Scroll down for a simple practice to make space for yourself.
Interested in learning self-compassion and calming skills to ease anxiety, overwhelm, or critical thoughts? Join my next Self-Soothing Skills Group.
“Having known Carrie for many years both professionally and personally,
I cannot speak highly enough of how gifted she is at her work. Her dedication,
integrity, wisdom, warmth, and grace are the golden threads of her healing arts.
A shining gem of a human being through and through.”
AN INVITATION TO ALLOW
When we allow ourselves to be exactly where we are, we allow ourselves to
be in our power.
Facing ourselves honestly, we have agency.
When we become receptive to what is—we create space to see what is not working.
Sometimes it’s hard to face what is because we feel overwhelm, shame,
When we stop fighting ourselves, we can use that energy to support ourselves
in new ways.
As we stop resisting our experience, we become more connected to ourselves.
As we make room for all of ourselves to exist, we allow ourselves to be human.
I invite you to bring your awareness to your breath.
You don't need to change anything about your breathing.
Feel it move through your nostrils or across your lips.
Feel what is present in you right now.
Allow room for all of your thoughts and feelings and sensations.
There is no need to fight any of it.
Allow your body to soften.
Give yourself permission to be exactly as you are.
There is nothing to change. No one in particular that you have to be.
Nothing to do in this moment.
Notice how your body feels.
Notice what thoughts and emotions arise.
Hold them with care...
Hold yourself like you would hold a precious loved one or
a newborn baby...
That in awe...
I would love to hear from you. Know you. Support you.
Please contact me with questions, comments, or to set up a 20-minute complementary consultation.
1516 Oak Street
Alameda, Ca 94501