I've been a psychotherapist for adults, teens, and couples in the Bay Area for over 15 years. I've worked with clients in private practice, at a high school health center, in an LGBTQ community mental health agency, and at a large outpatient HMO. I truly love the work I do, and feel honored to connect with the individuals and couples who trust me with their thoughts, feelings, and stories.
I believe that we heal and grow best in connection with others, and that our emotions, even the painful ones, provide us with important information about what we need and where we should be headed.
I prioritize helping clients develop a more kind, curious, and compassionate relationship with themselves. This stance of compassionate curiosity allows us to listen to and understand your thoughts and emotions without judging them, which in turn can help you feel more open and engaged with others and with the world.
Rather than denying and hiding the parts of you that "don't fit in", I'll invite you to be curious and welcoming of the things that make you unique.
I have training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, women's and gender studies, and social work. This combination of perspectives helps me to focus on your internal experience (thoughts, feelings, dreams) while also recognizing the impact of social, cultural, racial and gender dynamics on your sense of self, your relationships, and how you see the world.
My work integrates psychodynamic, relational, attachment, and mindfulness approaches. Each client has a different path, and we'll work together to find what feels most helpful and relevant for you in our sessions. I am open to your feedback regarding our work, and we will regularly check in to make sure that you are feeling understood and that we are addressing the concerns and issues that feel most relevant to you.