Like many in the healing and helping professions I was brought to this work while on my own path of discovery and self development. From a young age I have been committed to better understanding the human experience, especially what causes suffering and what brings about greater ease and joy. This lead to earning a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology in 2006, becoming a licensed mental health professional in the state of California in 2009, and completing numerous clinical and non-clinical trainings in various traditional and non-traditional modalities since.
Along the way I found that while I was gaining success occupationally, as well as in personal recovery from anxiety and struggle, I continued to feel unmet longing and difficulty in the relational realm of my life. I came to realize that I needed help, and the transformative experience of getting the right kind of help inspires me to support others in finding more authentic, empowering, and effective modes of relating to self and others. What I have lived, learned, and observed is that doing this inner and relational work is a radical act with a multitude of benefits that reverberate out.
In my psychotherapy practice I work with individual adults and couples / partnerships at my San Francisco office location. I'm also available to work with California residence utilizing HIPPA compliant online videoconference. Additionally, I offer Equine Guided Mental Health services, am a Feeding Your Demons® psychotherapy facilitator, and offer yoga therapy. My approach values presence, curiosity, the experiential, collaboration, sociocultural competence, a sense of humor, compassion, and realness. I also offer non-clinical services through Dynamic Dharma.
My professional affiliations include:
- Access Institute for Psychological Services
- Bay Area Open Minds
- Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
- Tara Mandala Feeding Your Demons Psychotherapy Facilitator
- Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals
- International Association of Yoga Therapists