I am passionate about lifelong learning and the necessity to meet each patient right where they are.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I am currently in advanced training to become a psychoanalyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC) to further hone my skills and to provide what I believe to be the most effective long-lasting treatment there is. In addition to my private practice, I led psycho-educational group classes at Kaiser Oakland from 2002-2012 on treating depression, anxiety, compulsive behaviors with food, and couples communication. Prior to being a therapist, I worked as a consultant and administrator for a non-profit agency working in Bay area public schools with children K-12 with behavioral and developmental challenges.
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC)
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP)
Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Associations for Professionals Treating Eating Disorders (APTED)
Vipassana Directory therapist list—Spirit Rockwww.spiritrock.org