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Serving the Castro / Upper Market Area since 2004

I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and received a Doctorate of Clinical 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. 


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 artful and collaborative opportunity for you to have a different experience of yourself through working together.  Psychotherapy requires a willingness to reflect on yourself, take risks, and doesn't always feel great.  That said, I endeavor to create a safe space for you to grow and evolve, whether we work together short- or longer-term.  How do I work with patients?  This depends largely on your goals, however, I draw from many different theoretical perspectives to remain creative in this work.  Broadly speaking, I practice Psychodynamic psychotherapy in conjunction with evidence-based treatments like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for individuals, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.  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.

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

CA license PSY19279