My areas of interest and specialties are Anxiety/fear, Depression, Trauma, Grief, Relationship issues: conflict; boundary setting; people pleasing, LGBTQ+ and gender-identity exploration, Self-care, Imposter Syndrome, Inner critic work, Personal growth & life transitions.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SUNY Buffalo and a Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies. I've completed Level 1&2 EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) training from EFTi International and am currently working on completing my training to become an Accredited and Certified EFT Practitioner.
I'm someone who firmly believes it's never too late. One of my favorite quotes by Mary Ann Evans, better known by her pen name, George Eliot is "It's never too late to be what you might have been." I've had several different careers in my lifetime and it took a lot of trial and error before I truly found the right fit.
I hold a spiritual view of the world, meaning that I believe there is something bigger than myself guiding and supporting us here. It is this belief that comforts and grounds me when life gets really uncertain.
What I love about being a therapist is being able to provide a safe space to validate a client's feelings with compassion and non-judgement. Your feelings are your feelings and you never need to apologize for them. Sometimes we are really afraid, sometimes we are pissed off or super sad. We welcome it all. And then we explore it together. My style is warm and collaborative. I also have a pretty fabulous sense of humor and know for sure that laughter can be very healing.
Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Member of San Francisco Chapter of Marriage and Family Therapists