My Approach to Helping
I am a psychoanalyst in private practice in San Francisco. I completed my psychoanalytic training with Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California and have trained in child and adolescent psychoanalysis through San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. In addition to my clinical work with patients, I also offer consultation for other clinicians and teach and supervise with various psychoanalytic sites in the Bay Area. My writing about the intersection between Buddhism and psychoanalysis has received awards from NCSPP, a local psychoanalytic organization, and APsaA, a national one. I can help guide you in the process of more clearly seeing and navigating your emotional landscape - why you might be prone to anger or worry, why accomplishments feel fleeting, or why things aren't working as you'd like interpersonally. Once we better understand the difficulties, I can also help you figure out what to do about them by making changes both on the inside as well in your external life. I bring a thoughtful, safe, and caring presence and invite you to speak your heart and mind freely, whether as an individual or a couple. I enjoy working with people who are interested in making more genuine contact with themselves and the important people in their lives and who seek an enhanced sense of vitality, creativity and self-esteem. I also see children ages 4 and older in play therapy.