About Me

My style is warm, accepting, and collaborative, inviting my clients to bring their full selves into the therapy room.  I use a creative, holistic approach incorporating mindfulness, somatic methods, EMDR and cognitive therapy to fit the needs and wishes of each client.  In my experience no “one type” of therapy rarely fits anybody.   People are a complex blend of traits and require a multitude of approaches depending on who they are, their present issues, and personal preferences.  As a transpersonal therapist, I view the whole person within their larger community and context; factoring in culture, physical health, environment, family, career, community, and spirituality.  My role is to adapt a style and treatment plan that is unique to you.  

I work with individuals and couples across the lifespan, though my specialties include: anxiety and panic disorder; trauma and PTSD; EMDR therapy, relationship/attachment issues; post-partum, fertility, and parenting issues; sexual difficulties; and working with spirituality and altered states of consciousness.  With a background in trauma work and EMDR therapy, I have held clients at their most vulnerable as they let go of old stories that no longer serve them and find relief from distressing symptoms.  I enjoy guiding individuals and couples toward meaningful connection and witnessing previously hidden parts emerge. I am also deeply passionate about helping clients bring awareness to all facets of their lives, so they can make conscious choices and bring their full authentic selves into the world, living the life that feels meaningful and true for them.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#113654), graduating with a Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I trained as a therapist at the Church Street Integral Counseling Center, which specializes in Gestalt and Existential therapy and have worked in a variety of San Francisco based counseling centers.  For years I have been providing therapy and facilitating expressive arts/mindfulness groups to diverse populations while working in community mental health.  My work providing supervision for a crisis hotline/warmline has given me a strong background in crisis intervention and addressing older adult issues.  I am also trained in the use of EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to address PTSD, trauma, phobias and other mental health issues. 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT)

Licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)