My Approach to Helping
I help couples and individuals deal with difficulties they face in relationships and in the world. I'll help you to understand the patterns in your relationships and find healthier alternatives. Are you struggling to be more engaged in an intimate relationship, wondering if it will ever improve? Do you worry that some of the things you are doing might keep others at a distance? Do you need help understanding how to keep the flame burning? I can help.
With a calm and steady focus, I help the people I work with develop more satisfying and honest relationships, and to let go of old wounds and fears that have held you back.
More Info About My Practice
Like many others in the Bay Area I grew up overseas and have personal experience in bridging cultural and gender differences. I am especially interested in working with individuals who are adjusting to life in the Bay Area as well as cross-cultural couples.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Many of us received the message that we need to be strong and independent, and tough it out alone when we run into trouble. But when you run into problems in your relationships and at work, it can fill you with desperation, shame and self-doubt. People who I work with have generally explored a lot of avenues to try to feel better: self-help books, meditation, positive psychology, religion or mind-altering drugs. What I can offer is to accompany you and offer a stable, calm and thoughtful presence as we get to know you more deeply.