Therapy

I provide depth-oriented psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families of all configurations.

Individual Therapy

Being human isn’t always easy. When life gets complicated, brief therapy can offer you tools to navigate a crisis. Longer-term therapy moves beyond symptoms into a deeper exploration of what makes us who we are.

My approach to individual therapy is psychodynamic and humanistic. The core of the therapeutic relationship is the interaction between the two people in the room.

Finding the right therapist is a highly individual process. The first step is a brief phone consultation, and the next step is an initial meeting to find out if we can work together in a way that can be helpful to you. If we decide not to work together there is no charge for the initial meeting, and I can offer you referrals to other excellent clinicians.

Couples and Family Therapy

Working with couples and family groups I take an active approach: shedding light on family dynamics, helping shift unproductive behaviors, and fostering better communication. It’s not unusual in any relationship to have pockets of conflict or periods of stuckness that can be almost impossible to resolve without the active participation of a third party.

Experience

I have worked with patients dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, grief, loss, intimacy and relationship issues, and more generally, the inherent challenges of being.

My clinical experience includes four years providing one-on-one psychotherapy and leading psychoeducational and anger management groups at St. Anthony’s Father Alfred Center, a long-term, residential recovery program.

Education

My graduate education includes an MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford University.

Affiliations

I am a member of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP), the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).