About

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.

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Training

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.

If you are interested in working together or have any questions, let’s talk