My Approach to Helping
For the past fifteen years, I have been helping clients with challenges ranging from loneliness and shame, to anxiety and grief. Some of my strengths as a therapist include gently holding space, providing guidance, and helping people to explore the underlying beliefs that are holding them back. For those feeling alone or stuck in unfulfilling relationships, I take a collaborative approach, working with clients to come up with concrete tools and techniques to regain connection. Couples therapy is an area I bring particular passion to and would welcome working with more clients on their relationship issues.
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, I know how important the therapeutic relationship is to 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 your journey towards healing, I would welcome the chance to talk with you. I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation, so don't hesitate to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you.