I’m glad you have found your way here..

If you have been feeling anxious, stressed, down or disconnected you have landed in the right place. For over 22 years I have had the honor of working with people across the lifespan to overcome anxiety, trauma, PTSD, panic attacks, chronic stress, women-specific trauma or issues, relationship/peer struggles, and childhood emotional wounds (relational trauma). Specializing in the practice of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and incorporating somatic work, Internal Family Systems, The Flash Technique and supportive psychotherapy, we will work together to create a plan that begins the healing process and moves you toward the life you wish to create.

Offering in-person therapy in Oakland and online therapy across California.

How I work and how we work together:

It is my goal to assist you in exploring the issues that have brought you into therapy as well as issues that sometimes come to light as our work together unfolds. Utilizing evidence-based approaches including a specialization in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) I will listen carefully to what you want to achieve, and together, we will create a treatment plan geared toward your unique goals, circumstances and interpersonal struggles.

Child-centered play therapy, sand tray therapy and parent-guidance sessions are the primary therapeutic approaches used when working with children. I have extensive training and 17 years of experience working with children experiencing anxiety, trauma, difficulty regulating emotions and behavior, peer/social issues, sleep-related issues and ADHD. When a child has experienced a single event trauma or long-term abuse or neglect, play therapy is combined with trauma-informed approaches including EMDR, The Flash Technique, somatic work and parent guidance sessions.

With compassion, insight, and humor I will work with you or your child to resolve the issues that brought you to therapy while always bearing in mind the need for trust and safety at the center of our work together. We will work at a pace that feels right to you. The overarching goal of the therapy will be to help you begin to feel better, gain greater self-awareness, develop effective coping tools, and to put the ghosts of the past to rest.