My Approach to Helping
If you're suffering from depression, struggling in your relationships, or feeling alone in grieving a recent loss, I would like to talk with you.
For the past twelve years, I have been helping clients with challenges ranging from loneliness, co-dependency and anger to depression, anxiety and grief. Some of my strengths as a therapist include gently holding space, providing guidance and helping people to explore the underlying beliefs holding them back. For those feeling alone or stuck in unfulfilling relationships, I take a collaborative approach, working with the client to come up with concrete tools and techniques to regain connection. In addition, part of my work involves counseling young adults on the autism spectrum, which has given me a deep appreciation for the importance of understanding and self-acceptance.
I also have extensive experience helping people through times of grief. As a former bereavement counselor at Hospice by the Bay, and a current pet loss group facilitator at Berkeley Humane, I bring knowledge, experience and compassion to those suffering from all types of loss. Being an animal lover myself, I have particular empathy for the pain the loss of a pet can bring, and I have helped numerous clients through this journey.
Whatever challenges you face, the therapeutic relationship is an important part of a successful treatment. People who work with me find my calm and non-judgmental approach comforting. I start from the ground up, helping you to find acceptance of yourself from where you are now, no matter how broken you feel. We then work together to find reasonable and practical steps toward your goals.
If you would like to start on the journey to healing, acceptance and wholeness, I would welcome the chance to talk with you. The best way to see if we are a good fit is to meet in person, but I also offer free 20-minute phone consultations.