Sometimes we need knowledgeable and compassionate expertise navigating painful or confusing emotions, situations or relationships. If you are struggling with conflicting thoughts or feelings, worried about your behaviors, distressed about a relationship, or mired in anxiety or depression, I can help you overcome current difficulties and resolve past issues.
In my offices in San Rafael and San Francisco I work with individual adults who are motivated to affect deep and lasting change. Some of the people I work with have a specific problem they want to address, such as anxiety, depression or trauma. Some need help moving through a difficult loss or life transition so they can emerge from it with increased strength and clarity. Whether you have a specific concern or you seek a nurturing, reflective space for personal growth, I believe that having ongoing support and working through unresolved issues can lead to greater happiness, success and wellbeing. When we are empowered we are more able to make the tough decisions and changes necessary to live in a way that feels balanced, authentic and aligned with our gifts and purpose. Our self-esteem and capacity for healthy relationships also flourish when we actualize our potential.
With over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families I can help you heal old wounds and give you personalized strategies to work through challenges. I provide a caring, respectful, nonjudgmental environment that is highly attuned to you. With warmth, empathy and thoughtful feedback, I collaborate with you to facilitate your innate ability to heal and to cultivate the tools and vision to lead a more vibrant, connected and meaningful life.
EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a safe and effective mind-body treatment for trauma, abuse and PTSD. In addition, EMDR helps people heal from interpersonal trauma and childhood wounding. I use EMDR along with talk therapy, mindfulness and relaxation as a comprehensive treatment for trauma, abuse and PTSD. Read More...
My approach is integrative because I believe optimal health and healing involve our whole being-mind, body and spirit. As an integrative therapist I view healing and personal growth as a rich, multifaceted individual process. An integrative approach can also help you recover more completely from trauma so that you can leave your past in the past, live more fully in the present, and have more hope for the future. Because everyone has their own path to wholeness, I blend a variety of therapeutic modalities tailored to your unique needs and goals. This holistic method enhances your existing strengths, nourishes the areas in which you feel limited, and facilitates healing in a deeply felt and indelible way.Read More