My Approach to Helping
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my expertise is helping people live fuller, more satisfying relational lives. My style is engaged and interpersonal and integrates body centered, experiential, mindfulness, cognitive, psycho dynamic and trauma resolution approaches. My specializations include:
* Body-centered psychotherapy
* Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy for identifying and repairing painful and chronic relationship patterns that lead to disconnection and and argument.
*Group therapy for men and women seeking healthy, intimate and authentic relationships
*Treating anxiety, depression and disturbances associated with trauma
* LGBTQ issues of identity and relationship
I have offices in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco and the Lake Merritt area of Oakland.
Trained in somatic ( body-centered) psychology, emotionally focused couples therapy, group dynamics and EMDR (a trauma recovery therapy), my practice is influenced by over thirty five years of mind-body practice including Kripalu yoga, Phoenix Rising yoga therapy and Aikido as well as over twenty years of corporate business experience.
More Info About My Practice
For clients with Health Savings Accounts ( HSAs) or insurance plans that include coverage for out-of-network providers, I provide end-of-month fee payment summaries and diagnosis information so you can apply for reimbursement from insurers.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I specialize in helping people with their relational lives. Sometimes that means developing skills to manage anxiety, mood, low self esteem or resolve trauma. Sometimes that means working with you individually, or in couples, family or group therapy.