My Approach to Helping
I believe that people possess inner strength and wisdom, allowing them to change and heal. My goal as a therapist is to help clients discover their true potential and lead a life of greater ease, fulfillment and meaning. My integrative approach to therapy brings together mindfulness, acceptance, compassion and attachment-based therapies to help clients gain self-awareness, insight, and new ways of relating to themselves, others and situations.
More Info About My Practice
Individual sessions typically run 50 minutes. Although the first session may be 60-75 minutes in order to gather history, answer questions, and figure out goals for working together. The length of time in treatment can vary, depending on your goals, motivation, and needs.
Payment is due at the beginning of each session. I accept cash, checks and most major credit cards.
My rates are comparable to other Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the area. Please contact me to inquire.
Currently I am not on any insurance panels, but I am able to provide you with information that can be submitted to your insurance company for potential out-of-network reimbursement.
24-Hour Cancellation Policy
I maintain a 24-hour cancellation/rescheduling fee policy. You will be responsible for the entire session fee if cancellation/rescheduling is within 24 hours of your appointment time.
Telephone Availability and Emergencies
I respond to calls within 24 hours during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Pacific). In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If you are not in immediate danger but need to speak to someone urgently, please contact the 24 Hour Crisis Hotline (800) 273-TALK(8255) or (650) 579-0350.
For a phone consultation, please contact me.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I support clients to:
- reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety or stress
- improve relationships and decrease conflict
- enhance parenting skills and improve family functioning
- make peace with their inner critic and reduce perfectionism
- work through grief and loss
- navigate life's transitions and achieve personal growth
I am a certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS) and I specialize in helping women overcome eating, food, weight, exercise, perfectionism and body image issues.. Whether you are in recovery from eating disorder, emotionally or compulsively overeating, engaging in excessive exercise or other compensatory behaviors, I can support you to work through the underlying issues related to food, eating, body image and weight, as well as assist you in building the coping skills to help keep you on the road to recovery. I believe full recovery from eating issues is possible. Recovery is a process of discovering who you really are.