Post-Doctoral MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology, California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)
PsyD Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)
MS Counseling Psychology, Loyola College, Baltimore MD
Psychology and Women's Studies Dual BA, University of Minnesota
Recovering from trauma, gender concerns (including transgender and nonbinary experience), sexuality (queer/LGB, heterosexual, BDSM/kink, consensual nonmonogamy/polyamory), body image, overuse of substances, codependency, attachment in relationships, fertility and infertility, couples therapy, parenting issues.
I’ve enjoyed working as a psychologist for over 20 years and my clients teach me a great deal as they trust me with their therapeutic process. The vulnerability and confidence they share with me is a privilege and a gift, as well as a deep responsibility. I realize that making the decision to see a therapist is often a long and challenging one. It’s often scary to ask for help and my goal is to help you feel as safe as possible, while working through the concerns that you need assistance with. It’s so rare to have the chance to really be seen and heard. My goal is to give you that space to just be present, be honestly seen and to use my experience and knowledge to help guide you towards feeling better about yourself and others. I view therapeutic work as a collaborative process. I'm not a quiet therapist who provides minimal input. I'm thoughtful and calm, but also irreverent, direct and conversational.
My therapeutic foundation is psychodynamic and attachment based. I often use frameworks of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for helping clients manage emotions and relationship stress.
I love seafood and my favorite restaurant is a tiny seafood restaurant in North Beach called Sotto Mare.
I love being outdoors and enjoying being in the moment and just breathing.
I love being outside as much as possible, hiking the beautiful Bay Area trails, or walking along one of the many lovely beaches, playing with my dog or cats and being with my children and spouse.
18758 - CA