What does it mean to live well?
I believe that a core component of living is about learning and growing and expanding as our journeys unfold. And, I am passionately sympathetic about how hard this process can be, and how difficult it often is to be human!
As an optimistic psychotherapist with over 20 years experience, I am convinced of the human capacity for tapping into a deep source of inner wisdom, and our innate capacity to heal. Each individual can develop the self-knowledge and self-acceptance they need to confront their challenges and to restore a compassionate perspective to their lives. Working with both psychodynamic and experiential approaches, we will tackle the process using a lively sense of curiosity, open hearts and regular doses of humor.
Experience and How I work
I am a Licensed Martiage and Family Therapist and have a Masters of Science in Counseling from San Francisco State University. I have advanced training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. I am also trained in IFS Therapy, a strengths-based, mindfulness model of therapy. Both are effective models of therapy, especially when you may be stuck with reoccurring patterns of behavior such as anxiety, compulsivity, depressive symptoms, unfinished grief, addictions, projection, emotional dependence etc., or when you may simply be looking for more clarity or direction in life. They are a great fit for clients who may not be dealing with disturbing or distressing behaviors or emotions but are looking for a deeper sense of knowing who they are and want develop their potential. I love to see the transformation that occurs when clients begin to practice their life skills from a compassionate "Self-led" space. And I love to help clients integrate a whole-hearted, wise approach into real life.
If you have questions or would like to set up an initial consultation, please contact me at 415.820.1557.