Seeing clients in San Francisco & Oakland
AUTHENTICITY, ALIVENESS, and CONNECTION are vital ingredients to living a healthy and meaningful life. Unfortunately these qualities do not often receive the proper attention needed to flourish. This can result in feeling: anxious, depressed, angry, conflicted, and numb amongst other things. Therapy provides a unique opportunity to explore the cut off parts of yourself and to meet life’s twists and turns with creativity and authenticity.
I specialize in therapy with adults, couples, and adolescents and families. I practice through a relational, integrative, mind-body approach. Each session is customized for the unique moment that arises when we sit together. I hold the client-therapist relationship as a focal point of the work. My work is also informed by the most current research in attachment theory and neuroscience. Researchers tells us that the quality of the relationship between client and therapist is one of the biggest markers for effective therapy. Neuroscience and attachment theory have also tell us that our brains literally develop through relationships with others. We are wounded in relationship and we heal in relationship. By building a safe, compassionate, and attuned relationship with you I aspire to support your own self exploration into an authentic expression of who you are. Together we can explore how to meet the challenges that life brings your way with creativity and integrity.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY:
- Communication Skills
- Life Transitions
- Developing Boundaries
- Relationship Issues
- Trauma (current/historical)
- Self Exploration
I have been in the healing arts profession for over a decade working in many different roles and settings. I have been a massage therapist and body-worker for over nine years helping clients tune into their bodies, discover self-care, and rehabilitate from chronic and acute injuries. I have worked as an instructor helping massage students learn science and develop technique. I spent time working as a wilderness therapist with adolescents in the outdoors. I have also worked in treatment centers focusing on helping patients ween off of prescription medication and help patients with substance abuse.
When I am not working, I like to hike, surf, run, travel, and . Through my own personal and familial experience I have felt compelled to work in the counseling field. I feel lucky, passionate, and dedicated to this work.