I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy and maintain a private practice in Laurel Heights Monday-Thursdays and Noe Valley on Fridays in San Francisco. I have been practicing psychotherapy since 1985. I also provide consultation and training to interns and licensed therapists.
I have experience working in community mental health for over 35 years which has given me extensive experience in treating the most vulnerable clients in San Francisco. I supervised many student, new therapists, and seasoned therapists during my time at Operation Concern and New Leaf Services in both individual and group supervision and consultation. I have continued to provide supervision at The Laurel Center and do consultation in my practice. I am also a consultant to supervisors at The Pacific Center in Berkeley.
I have presented at national, and local conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics related to how chronic illness affects families and relationships. I have also given many presentations for therapists at such conferences on topics such as the vulnerability of the therapist; illness in the clinical hour; dealing with disability issues in psychotherapy; and working with challenging patients. I also provide trainings to local agencies on a variety of clinical issues.
I am an interactive, relational psychotherapist. My therapeutic approach is to work collaboratively with my clients and to develop an authentic relationship with them so that they can challenge themselves to grow and overcome the obstacles that are causing problems in their daily lives. I integrate contemporary psychoanalytic therapy with a mind/body perspective drawing on Gestalt, Mindfulness and EMDR to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist MFCC25565
Gestalt Institute of San Francisco-Associate
UCLA Cancer training for helping professionals
Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalytic Training North-Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program
Gottman Level I
Professional Activities and Memberships
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
San Francisco California of Marriage and Family Therapists
Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society
The Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy
International Association for Self Psychology