Serving the Castro / Upper Market Area since 2004

My style is best described as warm and engaging, and I often hear clients say, "My previous therapist didn't say much or give me helpful feedback."  I consider therapy an active collaboration to help you have a different experience of yourself.  I endeavor to create a safe space for you to grow and evolve, whether we work together short- or longer-term.

How I work with patients depends largely on your goals, however, I draw from many different theoretical perspectives to remain up-to-date and creative in helping clients.  Broadly speaking, I practice a blend of psychodynamic, interpersonal, and supportive psychotherapy in conjunction with evidence-based treatments like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for individuals, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.  My theoretical home is Attachment Theory.

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I completed my undergraduate studies with honors at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and received a Doctorate of Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.  During my career, I've provided services in psychotherapy clinics, psychiatric hospitals, as well as, substance abuse recovery programs.  I've been in full-time private practice at this location for 14 years and remain passionate about providing the best clinical care possible.  In addition to my work with patients, I provide supervision and consultation for other psychotherapists and psychologists in training.

Although I do not prescribe medication, I have a strong working knowledge of psychiatric medications and consult regularly with psychiatrists and other treating professionals to coordinate care.  If needed, I am happy to provide referrals for other specialists including psychiatrists, sleep specialists, etc.

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Located at: 207A Sanchez St @ Market St (between Noe and Church Sts)

CA license PSY19279