Raina is a 5th generation Californian who was born and raised in the East Bay. She received her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sonoma State University in 2016, and is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. For the last two years, she has worked with adolescents at Petaluma Junior and Senior High Schools, where she did individual therapy, and led girls' friendship and anxiety groups, and COSAP groups (Children of Substance Abusing Parents).
Raina specializes in adolescent girls' groups, and enjoys facilitating conversations about changing bodies, gender, self-esteem and relationships. In graduate school, her professor and mentor described her as a "Relational person, who is respectful, insightful, open, and caring, and others look to her as a leader."
Before graduate school, Raina lived in Portland for ten years, and worked as an Assistant Guide at a Montessori School, led multiple women's groups, and was a counselor for a pro-choice pregnancy options helpline. Her theoretical orientations are Attachment, Feminist Multicultural, and Jungian. Raina believes in the healing power of silliness, tenderness, and connecting with peers. In her free time she practices yoga, gardens, spends quality time with friends, and hikes with her Lab- Spaniel, Bender.