I treat young adults through elder clients, individuals and couples, with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety and depression. I specialize in trauma, relational issues, and life transitions, such as grief and end-of-life issues.
There are many ways that we may experience trauma, from failures in empathy as children and in relationship, to catastrophic events and experiences. To survive these difficult circumstances, we come up with strategies to protect ourselves. Once we are out of harm's way, these strategies may no longer serve us. It can be difficult to readjust, as we may be stuck in the trauma in ways that we may not be fully aware. I want to help you integrate your experiences so that you can begin to see the world through fresh eyes.
I work with couples and individuals on relationship issues.
Are you in a relationship and finding yourself in constant conflict? Are you having difficulties feeling heard? Let's find ways for you to more effectively negotiate your own needs so that you and your partner can find mutual empathy, support, and intimacy.
Do you find it difficult to form and maintain relationships? I want to help you to develop improved capacity for connection and build a more fulfilling life.
Have you experienced a significant loss? Are you having difficulty coming to terms with the changes in your life? I want to help you to get through your grief, fear, anger, or sadness and find meaning through this challenging leg of your journey.
I have training in all of these approaches, and they all inform my work, as needed:
Expressive Arts Therapy
Existential Humanistic Psychotherapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Mindfulness-based and Somatic Approaches to Therapy
I also frequently use dreams, imagination, and the arts in therapy.
I am an in-network participating provider with Cigna, Aetna, and Beacon Health Strategies (Alameda Alliance for Health, Medi-Cal, IHSS, CompleteCare, HealthPAC, Marin Partnership Health Plan), Medicare, Magellan, and can also provide out-of network services for other providers.