A little bit about me...
Talk therapy is the main modality that I use as a psychotherapist. Language is a vehicle that allows thoughts and feelings to have a voice. Oftentimes in response to relationship patterns and events that are beyond our control, this voice can become silenced or lost. These missed opportunities create barriers in our relationships that prevent us from experiencing deeper intimacy with ourselves and with others. A lack of joy, purpose and meaning in our lives is often the result.
Sometimes when talking isn't enough, I offer other therapeutic options to complement traditional therapy. I welcome the exploration of dreams in session, as a way to gain more understanding and insight into your concerns. I also have a sandtray in my office and am continually awed by the sandplay process as an avenue to healing.
Additionally, I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing) which is a type of therapy that is helpful for processing and integrating trauma and resetting the nervous system.
I believe that each of us has a unique path to healing, and invite creativity into the therapeutic process as it feels important and right to you.
I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I see individuals (adolescents and adults) as well as couples in San Francisco and Oakland. I have worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups. I have clinical experience with depression, anxiety, PTSD, cultivating intimacy and trust in relationships, and fostering self-esteem. Navigating sexual and cultural identity is another area of focus in my practice.