What does the word “difficult” mean for you?  It meant lots of things for me.  It still does have personal meaning only I don’t take those things in anymore. 
  •     I often suffered the consequences of other people’s actions.  Does this happen to you?
  •     I often was accused of yelling when I was just being assertive.  Does this happen to you?
  •     The words, “wouda, coulda, shoulda” went round and round in my brain.  Does this happen to you?
  •     I was blamed and expected to change just because I disagreed with someone.  Does this happen to you?
  •     Getting even;  saying “gotcha” gave me great joy.  Does this happen to you?
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If you answer YES to any of these questions, I can relate to you.  If this answer gives you pain and causes you trouble in your life, I can relate to you.  I did all of these things—and more.  

It took me a while to realize that I was not getting what I wanted by being this way.  I wasn’t being heard.  I wasn’t being cared about.  I wasn’t having the relationships that I wanted.  I knew that I had to do something.

Fortunately, I eventually found a wonderful therapist.  It took some looking and I was really lucky.  She very nonjudgmentally helped me realize that I wouldn’t lose my
SELF if I changed and gave up some of these reactions.  In fact, I was more likely to get what I really wanted—and you know what?  I did!

You, too, can begin a journey to getting what you want.  You may have tried other therapists who were not quite a match for you.  I would love to hear your story and would be honored to accompany you on your journey.  Please call me at 415-474-6707.  I look forward to hearing from you.


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My Credentials:
BA San Diego State University: History, Art History, Sociology
MSSW Hebrew University Jerusalem: Social Work
MA Antioch University, San Francisco, CA: Clinical Psychology, emphasis in Somatics
CA Marriage and Family Therapist License: MFC 23012
Certified EMDR practitioner