Meet Bianca


image Bianca is a marriage and family therapist, equine-assisted somatic trauma therapist, integrative health and well-being educator, healing sound practitioner and a certified Hatha yoga instructor. She was attuned to Shambala Reiki Master level in 2010 and Usui Reiki Master Teacher in 2019, and her energy healing practice expanded as she learned about sound healing with crystal bowls, tuning forks, and Tibetan gongs and soon after incorporated Crystal Tones Alchemy sound healing bowls into the meditation, yoga, and mindfulness-based stress reduction classes she taught. Bianca is also a practitioner of Somatic Experiencing through the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, a trauma resolution method developed by Dr. Peter Levine. Bianca is an assistant to Somatic Experiencing Institute for Dr. Abi Blakeslee SEP, CMT, MFT, Ph.D.’s international trainings. Bianca has taught in hospitals, wellness centers, corporate workplaces, schools, yoga studios, and to her own private clientele since 2009, and in 2014 created Be Integrative Wellness, an integrative health and well-being therapeutic practice that brings together the physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual modalities for a “whole person” healing. In 2015, Bianca served as a yoga instructor for the YEAH STUDY conducted at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Recreation department, an evidence based and clinically informed longitude study on how yoga reduces inflammation and increases well-being. The study’s resulted in significant data evidencing the healing practices of hatha yoga and how it reduces anxiety and depression in women.

 After a big move to Sun Valley, Bianca’s life experienced a pause wherein she underwent three major surgeries and was subsequently guided to take two to three years off to heal. During this time, she followed her heart and began her certification with PATH, The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship at Swiftsure Therapeutic Ranch in Idaho. Bianca relationship with the horse began at age 3, her passion and love of being with horses has evolved from a nationally recognized world champion horse show equestrian and competitor into her adulthood partnering with horses to help people heal and enjoy life. She also made plans to attend graduate school in clinical counseling psychology after she recuperated. Bianca previously earned her BS in Allied Health in Executive Healthcare Leadership and Health Promotion 2013 and a BFA in Communications and Fine Arts 2004, so in 2018 she enrolled in and started the Community Mental Health Master’s Degree program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and interning as the mental health therapist with the Blaine County School District in Idaho for her practicum in 2019-2020.

Bianca partnered with NAMI, National Alliance of Mental Illness and Swiftsure Ranch to pioneer NAMI’s first mental health equine assisted therapeutic programs for children and families seeking mental health support. Her community equine assisted mental program was successful in receiving grants and with community participation, as a result of the program’s efficacy, it is currently a full year-round equine assisted community mental health program at Swiftsure Ranch.   She graduated with her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in Community Mental Health in December of 2020. Bianca is a registered associate marriage and family therapist working for Calm in Santa Barbara, California as an early childhood mental health consultant.