Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
— David Whyte

Therapy provides a special opportunity to slow down and focus on what’s most important, with guidance and support.

I create a safe and nonjudgmental environment for you to explore the struggles, heartaches, stuck places, or celebrations of your life. For greatest impact, this process involves listening to the wisdom of your body and emotions as well as your mind. Collaborating with you, I will support your unique expression of aliveness, to develop a stronger and more intimate relationship with yourself. Of the many rewards, greater self intimacy leads to more fulfilling relationships with others and a more reliable sense of wellbeing.

You’re not alone. Self reliance has its place but, in some cases, can be detrimental to your development, being the social animals that we are. If you find yourself in unhealthy patterns or repeatedly behaving in ways that you don’t understand, therapy can help shed light. I work with relationship issues, life transitions, creative blocks, identity, existential concerns, sexuality, grief/loss, shame, anxiety, depression, and personal growth. I work somatically and experientially, and first and foremost, I meet you where you are.

My approach is warm, grounded, compassionate, and interactive. My training is based in Gestalt/Humanistic and psychodynamic orientations, strongly influenced by Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), attachment theory, and Hakomi. I received my M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and my B.A. in Visual Art from Brown University. My background in art and passion for free form dance inform my work with a reverence for creative process and trust in its healing power. I bring years of meditation practice to provide a ground of awareness and to facilitate a deeper inhabiting of the body, both of which are important in therapy.

I have experience with adults, couples, families, adolescents, and children of diverse backgrounds. In addition to my practice here, I have worked with children in public school doing Jungian-oriented Sandplay Therapy.

I offer a free initial phone consultation to help determine if I am the right therapist for you. To learn more, please visit my website: www.sfberkeleytherapy.com

Specializations

  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Sexuality 
  • Existential Concerns 

Office Locations

  • 3150 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • 1730 Martin Luther King Way, Berkeley, CA 94709

TELephone: (415) 562-5411

 


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #87389