I have been practicing as a therapist in San Francisco for 15 years with the goal of supporting people in leading meaningful and full lives. I focus on building a trusting connection with my clients based on respect and collaboration. I am comfortable with a wide range of issues from depression to improving relationships and navigating life transitions.
We all deserve support to find our way to a good life where we can be authentic and have meaningful relationships. I am grateful to have found the support I needed (which is always a work in progress!) and am committed to supporting others in doing the same.
If you’re looking for a therapist who is genuine, who wants you have a good life and will challenge you from a place of respect and curiosity, then I might be a good fit for you.
My practice is LGBTQQIA affirming and welcoming to all genders and orientations, and is kink & poly friendly.
I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a concentration in somatic psychotherapy. I also have training in the following:
- Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
- Trauma resolution and somatic psychotherapy with: the Hakomi Institute, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Bill Bowen, Babette Rothschild
- Jungian Oriented Psychotherapy at the SF Jung Institute
- Authentic Movement
- Ecopsychology and nature-based therapy with the School of Lost Borders and Earthways
- Guided visualization at JFK University
- Brainspotting – a technique that grew out of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
I’ve studied nature-based therapy for many years and am trained as a wilderness rites of passage guide. I welcome clients who feel connected with nature and want to weave a nature-based component into their therapy.
Contemplative practices and a connection with nature support me in the work I do as a therapist. These paths have taught me the importance of tracking your true nature and wisdom in order to experience the fullness of life and have deep connections with others.