Rea (she/they) is an associate therapist under the supervision of Dr. Chia-Ying Chou (#30161). She graduated from the University of Denver School in August 2022, receiving her Master of Social Work in Mental Health and Trauma. She also holds her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate and 40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training certificate.
Rea’s therapeutic approach is collaborative and trauma-informed, utilizing techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), and polyvagal theory to support their clients’ goals, personal exploration, and healing. They believe in the innate wisdom of their clients and strive to create a space to practice listening to and voicing that wisdom — both mind and body. Rea is a queer-identified therapist and expressly welcomes folks of all sexualities, genders, body sizes, abilities, and races.
Outside of work, Rea enjoys practicing yin and hatha yoga, grooving to music, and spending time with her two fur babies, Toast and Nala.
They offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to prospective clients. Please reach out to the practice assistant, Leo Yoke, at email@example.com or 707-593-6441 to schedule a time to talk!
- Individual & group therapy
- Space-creating support
- Clinical assessments
- Free prospective client consultation
Rea’s areas of interest:
- LGBTQIA+ counseling
- Anxiety & depression
- Non-ordinary states of consciousness
- Interpersonal relationship issues (non-monogamous & polyamorous allied)
- Hoarding & chronic disorganization
Words from Rea about their approach:
“I believe we find healing in vulnerability and connection – allowing ourselves to be genuinely seen instead of hiding the parts that feel unworthy or shameful. This process is scary and uncomfortable at times, but it can also be a release, a chance for restoration and growth.
I also believe there is wisdom in our somatic, or body, experience. How does your body react when you conjure memories? What does intuition feel like for you? Brenda Salgado writes, ‘We can’t always control the conditions surrounding us, but we can cultivate practices to cope and respond with a sense of choice, integrity, and wisdom.’ Through holistic, compassionate inquiry, we can begin to understand ourselves and our experiences with greater clarity, tapping into our power to choose what’s next.”