Serving the Castro / Upper Market Area since 2004

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.  Although I do not prescribe medication, I have a strong working knowledge of psychiatric medications and coordinate care with psychiatrists and other treating professionals.  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 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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Located at: 207A Sanchez St @ Market St (between Noe and Church Sts)

CA license PSY19279