I am available for psychotherapy sessions with couples, families, individuals, adolescents and children. As you may be experiencing distress in your body and mind, or overwhelming challenges within your family or relationship, I will begin therapy by helping you to establish a sense of safety. I will meet you as you are with sensitivity and without judgment.
I support couples who are navigating relationship challenges as a non-biased and compassionate facilitator. I will carefully assess the unique dynamics of your relationship and offer a balanced and customized approach while employing cultural sensitivity, emotional attunement and deep interest.
Each of us is on a unique path, with unique potential. We have diverse and varied life histories. Our life experiences, relationships, family history, heritage, culture, and the state of the world all affect our bodies, minds, and spirits differently. I am curious and passionate about the unique nature of each of my clients, and work to support a healing and growing process to uncover new freedom and health. Curiosity, awe and a sense of aliveness are essential ingredients to restoring health.
I utilize various modalities to customize treatment that best suits the needs of my clients, including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Somatic Therapy, Attachment-based therapy, Solution-Focussed, CBT, Gottman Method and the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. I also believe in our inherent ability to heal – I, myself, find most peace in nature. The natural world provides a model of health. Its vibrant aliveness is dynamic and depends upon diversity, relationships and balancing forces. Within us and among us there is great diversity. We build resilience when we respect, honor, and make space for the diversity within us, between us and around us–when we suspend judgment and invite curiosity.
I received my MS in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California. Along the way to becoming a psychotherapist I have explored diverse and rich terrain in my unending curiosity about human beings and relationships. I have raised three children, led adolescent rite-of-passages in the wilderness, studied with School for International Training in Ghana, West Africa, sustained a career in photography for more than two decades and earned a BA in Dance from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. My previous work as a psychotherapist has been with Marin Foster Care Association and Bonita House Wellness Centers in Alameda County.
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