My Approach to Helping
Calm your mind and heal your heart with tools for genuine mental health. Mindfulness psychotherapy is evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and chronic pain. Freeing the mind from negativity, self-hatred, self-doubt and fearfulness reveals our wise, compassionate nature. This work is interactive, insightful, and offers tools to help you make the changes you seek a reality. I offer skills-based, depth-oriented psychotherapy that combines psychodynamic therapy, CBT, and somatic psychotherapy (SE), with mindfulness and compassion practices. Happiness arises from getting unstuck and learning how to meet life's challenges with enthusiasm, wisdom and joy.
My specialties are: depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, chronic pain, emotion dysregulation; couples in conflict and/or with communication or trust issues; depressed, anxious adolescents; professionals in high-stress careers or transitioning. I train psychologists and psychotherapists in mindfulness-based interventions and present at clinical conferences on mindfulness and Buddhist psychology.
I am also an outpatient clinician for the VA San Jose. Visit my web site to learn about the mindfulness-based groups I offer and to download a variety of free meditation practices and Dharma Talks. These are also available as iTunes podcasts. I look forward to working with you!