Professional Profile

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2000 (CA LMFT #36784)

Masters in Counseling Psychology.

California Institute of Integral Studies,

San Francisco

Former faculty, John F. Kennedy University, Graduate Counseling Program, Orinda

Member, The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA

Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Areas of Specialization

I welcome first-time therapy clients as well as those who have prior experience seeing a therapist. Most people find me easy to talk to. I am warm and welcoming and respectful of your personal values and therapeutic goals.

I understand the importance of good boundaries and I do my best to create a safe and professional space for deep personal exploration and self-discovery. I have a special interest in helping people who might be reluctant to try therapy again after a disappointing or traumatic experiences with a prior therapist.

My training and clinical experience include working with depression, anxiety, grief, family dysfunction, trauma and relationship transitions. Areas of specialization include self-esteem, body acceptance, chronic and life-threatening illness, death and dying support, childhood abuse, parenting and fertility issues, sexual concerns, LGBTQ folks, and supporting trans people as well as their family members.

I enjoy working with a wide variety of people from all walks of life. I consider it an honor to be invited into the inner world of my clients and my hope is to provide the kind of support that allows people to feel free to be their most authentic selves.

I have published numerous articles on legal, ethical and clinical issues of interest to psychotherapists and I have worked as an editor on several journals and newsletters. I also train clinicians on how to prepare a Professional Will and plan for continuity of care.

I have had the privilege of teaching and mentoring new therapists and supervising interns in community mental health clinics as well as private practice. As someone who has provided psychological support to others for nearly three decades, I know how important it is for health care professionals and mental health providers to have a place to focus on their own inner lives.