“You build inner strength through embracing the totality of your experience, both the delightful parts and the difficult parts.”
— -Pema Chodoron
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My Approach

I am a licensed Psychotherapist and use a mindfulness-based approach to compassionately support and guide you towards living a full and passionate life. What I mean by a “mindfulness-based approach” is working with your present moment awareness, in the here and now.  When we embrace the totality of our experience, including difficult emotions and parts of ourselves that might be shut down or hidden away, we can move into a realm of deep & creative transformation. Psychotherapy can provide support with trauma recovery, forming a new relationship with your fears & anxieties, cultivating self-acceptance and self-love and/or addressing relationship issues that keep coming up in your life.

I specialize in life transitions and non-traditional lifestyles, because I believe that when we are aligned with our most vibrant and unique way of being, we can live authentically from the core of who we are. When we live authentically without feeling trapped by perfectionism, anxiety and past trauma we move towards the life possibilities that we long for. We can create fufilling relationships and live emotionally rich, meaningful and genuine lives.

I see creative professionals, engineers working in technology, therapists, couples, families and adults who are wanting to take the next big step in their growth. I see artists, adolescents, LGBTQQI community and queer youth. I am trained in Somatic Psychology which is a body focused approach that is highly effective for the treatment of trauma and anxiety and serves as a powerful channel for self-knowledge. I also have a speciality in early psychosis treatment and work in the Early Psychosis Clinic at UCSF.

I welcome a wide range of concerns to my practice. Below please find issues I am particularly skilled at working with: 

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma Recovery

  • Early Psychosis

  • Relationship Issues, including non-traditional relationship styles such as non-monogamy & polyamory

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Parenting

  • Self Esteem

  • Adolescent Concerns

  • Creative Blocks

I have received training and/or consultation in Somatic psychotherapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, CBT for psychosis, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing & Formative Psychology.