My Approach to Helping
I am a psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist in San Francisco, and I have been working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds and lifestyles since 1993
My style of working is warm, thoughtful, and interactive. I believe in providing a place that is private, where there is no judgment, so that an individual or a couple can get help with their personal difficulties in a safe environment in order to bring about change, healing, and growth.
I offer three kinds of work. traditional psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and couples counseling. It's a bit of a challenge to describe my work partly because I work somewhat differently with different people. Sometimes, a short-term, practical, problem-solving focus with specific strategies or relationship advice is what what's called for. Other times, especially when there are multiple issues involving difficult relationship patterns and painful emotional states, a longer process is needed. Either way, I am very open about my thought process and the approaches I use. I consider our work to be a collaboration.
At the bottom of this page is a list of the approaches that inform my work with people, but if you have a specific question about how I work, feel free to call. There is no obligation to schedule a session.
Also, on the lower right of this page is a list of issues I work with, but in addition to those issues, I also see people who just need to discuss a situation or who are simply feeling overwhelmed, without support, or somehow empty and stuck in their lives.