Currently providing VIRTUAL THERAPY via videoconferencing and phone. Also providing brief therapy to support you during this current pandemic. Times are scary and we need connection and support more than ever!
I am passionate about supporting couples. My goal is to deepen the emotional connection between partners and to increase the honest expression of each partner's needs. I also support couples who want to reevaluate their relationship and potentially navigate the process of ending a partnership.
Areas of Interest & Focus
- Strengthening communication skills
- Identifying negative interaction patterns
- Uncovering how each partner's past histories are effecting the current relationship
- Poly affirmative counseling
I work with adults, ages 18 and older, needing support related to a variety of mental health issues. I hope to help my clients better understand how their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors impact their health and happiness. I strive to create a safe space for all people, regardless of race, faith, gender or sexual identity.
Areas of Interest & Focus
- Anxiety, including general anxiety and social anxiety
- Strained relationships within family, peer groups, and/or romantic partnerships
- Transitions in the form of death, grief and loss, and adjusting to new life circumstances
- Identity exploration along with self-compassion, self-esteem, self-image work
I believe that our well being is greatly affected by our early childhood experiences, our culture, and our relationships with ourselves and others. With a warm, intuitive, and empathic therapeutic style, I work collaboratively with clients to build a safe and trusting space. I strive to make clients feel valued, seen, and heard in a way that can lead to a clearer understanding of themselves and how they relate to the people and world around them. I take into account the culture, society, and family of origin that each of my clients come from in order to grasp a more full picture of their experiences. I work comfortably with clients from many different cultural backgrounds and lifestyles. I also work integratively, using a client-centered and relational style, while pulling from evidenced-based therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness based practices.
I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, what kind of support you are looking for and to get a feel for if we are a “good fit” and would work comfortably together. During this call we will also discuss fees and scheduling.
I am a graduate of the University of San Francisco and have my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. Over the last several years, I have worked in a variety of different settings while collecting hours and requirements towards my Marriage and Family Therapy license. I have valued my time working with individual adults and couples in a counseling clinic, with high school students in both public and non-public school settings, with children and adolescents in a residential treatment facility, and with families receiving public health services.
Masters in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of San Francisco
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of San Francisco
Please fill out the the following form or email me at the address below for a free 15-minute phone consultation. I will return messages within 24 hours, Monday thru Friday. Please be aware that email and online contact forms are not secure forms of communication.
Phone 415 985 6187
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