I commit myself with each client to establishing a relationship that is real, caring and helpful. There are moments when I listen deeply, others when I engage with you dynamically, depending on what is happening between us and/or in you at any given time. My style is practical and anchored in the realities of everyday life. I have developed the capacity to approach complex issues with simplicity, and have learned to honor strength without minimizing suffering.
I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), and hold a Master’s degree in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I completed two years of graduate training and practice in psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy at the Integral Counseling Center at Pierce Street in San Francisco, and an additional three years of post-graduate training at The Marina Counseling Center and The University of San Francisco’s Center For Child and Family Development. I have also been influenced by mindfulness and body-based awareness practices throughout my professional training.
I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the San Francisco Center For Psychoanalysis (SFCP).
I love the work I do and feel privileged to do it.