I’m glad you have found your way here…
If you have been feeling anxious, stressed, or lost and disconnected you have landed in the right place. For more than 22 years I have been helping people of all ages overcome anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, chronic stress, feelings of overwhelm, relationship struggles, and childhood emotional wounds. Using the practices of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Mindfulness-based CBT, Emotional Freedom Technique, Somatic work, and supportive psychotherapy, we will work together to begin the healing process, to alleviate your most distressing symptoms, and begin to connect with yourself and others in healthier ways as you move toward the life you wish to create.
You should know that by being here right now you have taken an important step forward in beginning the healing process and resolving your personal struggles.
I offer 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 a variety of approaches including a specialization in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), I will weave in the use of Mindfulness-Based CBT, The Flash Technique, Somatic-based approaches, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and person-centered therapy. I will listen carefully to what you need and want to achieve, and together, we will create a treatment plan geared toward your unique goals and circumstances. When working with children I utilize non-directive play and sand tray therapies combined with parent coaching and support. I have extensive training and 13 yrs experience working with attachment-related trauma in children and adults and utilize relationship-based and trauma-focused therapy approaches to help people overcome and heal from attachment wounds.
With compassion, insight, and humor I will work with you to resolve the specific issues that brought you to therapy while always bearing in mind the need for trust and safety at the center of our work together. I will always work at a pace that feels right to you. The overarching goal of our therapy sessions will be to help you begin to feel better, to develop effective coping tools to manage stress and anxiety, and ultimately resolve the old stuff that is still impacting your life today. Self-compassion is also a huge part of the healing process. I have observed that many people never even consider being kind or compassionate with themselves. It is a gift to find self-acceptance, to feel safe within your body and the world, and to know you ARE good enough.