My psychotherapy experience is wide-ranging. I specialize in relationship conflicts and communication issues, and am also comfortable working with anxiety, depression, grief, sexual and gender identity, parenting and step-parenting, and many other situations and conditions. I'm especially interested in supporting adults of all ages in life transitions — such as entering adulthood, confronting midlife, changing careers, or ending long-term relationships.
Another specialization of mine is providing support to individuals and couples through pregnancy, postpartum adjustment, and the changing roles and identities that come with becoming parents. Using empathy-based communication skills, I coach couples on how to stay connected and strengthen their relationship during this challenging transition.
In general, I view therapy as a creative and collaborative process. With all of my clients, I like to seek out and share information and inspiration from wide-ranging sources, such as books, articles, and films.
Education and training
I've been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT52088) since 2012. I received my M.A. in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 2007 and my clinical training at the John F. Kennedy Community Counseling Center in Pleasant Hill. As a post-degree intern, I worked for two years at Holden High School, an alternative high school in Orinda, and for two years at Oak Creek Counseling Center in Berkeley. After earning my license, I spent two years on staff at Lolo Cooperative Health in Oakland, and many years as an affiliate of Kensho Center in Berkeley.