Working with me:
Clients who benefit the most from my style of therapy are seeking greater authenticity in their lives which means they are willing to examine the ways they might not be fully accepting of themselves and others. Curiosity, compassion, active inquiry and engagement are all hallmarks of my work with clients. I work with individuals, couples, parent-child, sibling and other dyads and am open to including other family members as determined by the nature of the work.
Clients who select me as their therapist typically want to take a deeper look at themselves and are genuinely curious about why they feel, act, speak and think what they do. My clients want to be in greater touch with reality and are willing to see things differently as a result.
I draw from many different theories and schools of thought, as well as my own life experiences when I work. Neuro-affective biology, mindfulness, trauma and shame, acceptance and change, emotion regulation and attachment are all larger frameworks that I work within.
I am also very aware of who I am in the room with and am very conscientious about meeting you wherever you are in the process. I have years of experience treating anxiety, depression and other mood disturbances, as well as trauma, addiction, eating disorders, self-esteem and codependence difficulties, among other common human challenges.
I am happy to provide a free telephone consultation to answer any questions you may have about me, the process of therapy, my availability, and fees. Call or email me to schedule a time that is convenient for us to talk.
Education and Qualifications:
I received my Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Sonoma State University. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 83945. I am a Certified Healing Shame Practitioner and I also provide Clinical Supervision to interns and trainees at SOS Community Counseling Clinic.