My Approach to Helping
I work with people of all backgrounds and I specialize in treating millenial's, queer, trans, gender nonconforming people, artists, and women in tech. My style is engaged, respectful, collaborative and compassionate; informed by a socio-cultural lense. You don't have to go at it alone. Contact me and let's begin the conversation.
Are you seeking relief from depression, anxiety, grief or the effects of a breakup? Are you struggling at work? Maybe you want to change how you interact with your family or partner? I can help you to improve your relationships, navigate life transitions, and heal from traumatic experiences. In therapy, you can begin to create meaningful changes; better relationships, more work satisfaction, greater self understanding, and more fulfillment. I have found that through therapy sometimes what is painful at the start leads to a more fulfilled, free, and meaningful life.
I will hold your feelings in the context of both your past and present life as we make sense of them. I will listen to you carefully; working with you to develop a fuller understanding of what you are experiencing so that I can support you through it. I invite you to schedule an initial session.
More Info About My Practice
Certificate: National Board for Certified Counselors - NCC #309056, Certification Date: 2015
Certificate: Psychodynamic Relational Psychotherapy - The Psychotherapy Institute, Certification Date: 2016
Over the past two decades through my education, work, and personal life I have pursued an ongoing engagement in culturally critical processes in order to examine and question the concepts of privilege, silence and voice; and to explore the formation of identities through issues such as race ethnicity, social and cultural theory, social economic class, gender and sexual orientation.
From this background I have developed a therapy practice with a firm grounding in relational and psychodynamic psychotherapy with a sociocultural lense. To insure I offer my patients the best care possible I participate in a rigorous discipline of professional education and consultation on a regular basis.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Grief and Loss
Relationships - Romantic, Friendships, Work Peers and Familial
Gender and Sexuality
Depression and Anxiety
How Psychotherapy Can Help
By applying the self-awareness you gain in our work together, we unearth long-standing behavior patterns and perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more gratifying life. While we can't change the past we can change our relationship to the past and work together to better understand and resolve the challenges in your life.
I do my best to help you develop greater trust in yourself and others, greater self-confidence and healthy self-assertion. My objective is to assist you in finding the resources within yourself to achieve your true potential, accomplish personal and professional goals and lead a life worth celebrating. My work is a passion and I consider it an honor and a privilege to facilitate your journey.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Sessions are held one time or more per week depending on your individual needs and go for 50 minutes.
Contact me at 415-843-1473 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to meet.