My Approach to Helping
I'm a warm and direct psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. Please contact me if you are looking for a therapist with expertise in adolescent and child therapy, anxiety, depression and/or eating disorders. I am skilled in brief and long-term treatment of these and a wide range of other issues such as international relocation, identity, personality and relational problems.
It can be a challenge to find the right therapist. I recommend an initial consultation to discuss what is going on, your preferences, and goals for treatment. In this initial session we can talk about whether we feel it would be a good fit.
I invite you to visit my website and learn more about my practice, and to contact me if you have any questions or would like to set up a first meeting.
More Info About My Practice
Psychotherapy is a sustainable and scientifically documented treatment for a wide range of mental health and quality of life problems. It usually involves meeting with your therapist at least once weekly, but can be more or less frequent depending on your needs. People often expect their therapist to provide knowledge, information, and answers to life's problems, which of course we sometimes can and do. However, the most powerful and effective aspect of psychotherapy is not about the therapist giving information but rather about her facilitating a process in which the client or patient is able to feel more able to think or feel for themselves.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Eating Disorders: I am an expert in eating disorder treatment, and regularly consult with dietitians, medical doctors and psychiatrists. I also work closely with residential and hospital based treatment centers to ensure that my patients are receiving the appropriate level of care.
International Relocation: It has become commonplace to relocate across the country and across the world. This can be simultaneously incredibly enriching and also challenging, and it can often come as a surprise just how much of an impact they can have on one's overall wellbeing. Psychotherapy can bolster the process of identity development, cultural adaptation, and help strengthen one's ability to navigate new social situations and find one's place in the exciting, complex, diverse milieu of the San Francisco Bay Area/ Silicon Valley.
Adolescents: The teenage years can be confusing and painful for teens and parents. Psychotherapy can help preserve parent-child relationships by providing support and creating a safe, confidential environment for teens to express themselves. I help parents get to know their teen, and adjust to his or her evolving needs.
Children: I work closely with kids and parents to identify psychological factors that hinder development and cause emotional and behavioral difficulties. Addressing these obstacles can get your child back on track and bolster him or her against future problems. I provide off-cite and school visits when appropriate.