My Approach to Helping
I provide a space free of distractions--free of cell phones, internet, text and TVs, free of work, school and family demands, free of mindless chatter--in order to focus clearly and deeply on the issues that are bringing you to therapy. Some people are seeking the resolution to a specific problem, such as difficulty in love, terrible conflict with parents or crippling feelings of sadness and guilt. For others, therapy is chance to heal from past hurts. Still others come to therapy to uncover their truest selves--to create purpose and meaning, to strive for the most satisfying life possible.
I help people to increase their sense of power, agency and control while decreasing feelings of anxiety, self-hatred, guilt or shame. I strive to create an environment that feels supportive and safe.
More Info About My Practice
I offer daytime, evening and weekend hours in my office located in the Inner Sunset district of San Francisco, one block from the N-Judah and multiple bus lines. Please see my website for more details.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Whether you have been in therapy before or it is your first time, it is natural to feel some nervousness before the start of a therapy. Beginning therapy, after all, represents a new, and possibly important, relationship with someone whom you have not yet met.
Your comfort and safety are extremely important throughout the course of therapy and any therapist with whom you work should be paying close attention to these feelings in order to ensure you do not become overwhelmed. Because therapy sometimes requires exploring issues that may stir feelings of anxiety and discomfort, it's extremely important, at the outset that you find someone whom you feel that you can trust. If you know that you are more likely to feel comfortable with a male therapist or with a female therapist or with a therapist of your own race or sexual orientation, you should not hesitate to seek out a person who matches those specifications. I also encourage people to meet face-to-face with a therapist--perhaps several times--before making a final decision.
If you are considering working with me and you find that you have any questions that might help you determine if we could be a good fit, please ask. I look forward to hearing from you.