I love being a therapist.
I chose this professional path at a young age as I recognized the potential for creating health and healing through the combination of skill, experience and expertise, along with empathy and emotional competence.
I have practiced as a licensed psychotherapist in San Francisco for 30 years. My skills and experience have been regularly supplemented by specialized trainings and workshops in trauma, anxiety and depression, with an additional focus on couples and relational counseling. I undertake a minimum of 36 hours of professional development every 2 years as a requirement of my professional license.
I bring to the therapy room confidence in my ability to help you navigate through the process, whether you are new to therapy or an experienced therapy consumer. I bring a wealth of experience to my psychotherapy practice, offering treatments that promotes healthy adaptive functioning.
I offer solid explanations about the therapy process and provide a methodical strategy tailored to your specific needs. Your needs may include: the pace that is comfortable for you, the depth of examination, the levels of probing, or exploring practical options. The areas that you are having difficulty with will be our initial focus. I will offer creative suggestions for consideration, but always respect that it is your therapy and your opportunity to understand yourself in new and helpful ways.
I value a collaborative approach where I can support you in those areas that are unfamiliar or daunting, while providing a stable, safe harbor as you discover new and exciting aspects of your Self.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California Board of Behavioral Sciences)
Director, Resilience to Recovery Consulting
Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) practitioner
Certified Critical Incident Stress Responder
Trained Sensorimotor Psychotherapy provider
Former American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Counselor
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
EMDR International Association
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists