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Serving the Castro / Upper Market Area since 2004

buildingI studied undergraduate psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and received a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology in 2001 from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.  Over the course of my career, I've providing services in outpatient clinics (for adults, couples, and families), inpatient psychiatric hospitals (for the acute care of adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients), as well as, outpatient substance abuse recovery programs.  I have 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.  However, I promise to create a safe place for you to grow and evolve, and to remain engaged and creative in our work together.   

How do I work with patients?  This depends largely on your goals, however, I draw from many different theoretical orientations to achieve the goals we'll agree to.  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.  I welcome any further questions about how I may approach working with your particular concerns.

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

CA license PSY19279