Welcome to my practice.
I am committed to each client's unique process. My approach is relational and psychodynamic. This means that, together, we will address immediate concerns, but we might also explore how past experiences may be contributing to present-day hardships and barriers. In my experience, an effective therapy weaves past and present. In the context of a safe and supportive therapy, we will have the opportunity to recognizing old inhibiting patterns and you will be given a chance to experience something new. This will allow you to experience more expansive ways of being and a new ability to create the life you want.
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist (Clinical Social Work License No. 71159) and a Clinical Consultant. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago and my Master's of Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work. I completed a Post-MSW Fellowship at UC-Berkeley, and received advance training in relational psychodynamic psychotherapy at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, California. I am also an educator. I have taught classes on psychoanalytic theory and it's application to cultural phenomena at Mills College, The Psychotherapy Institute and California Institute for Integral Studies.
- International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
- National Association of Social Workers.
- Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology.
- The Psychotherapy Institute.