Psychotherapy is one of the most intimate experiences in the world. Offering oneself up to “sharing counsel” with another person can feel very vulnerable. It is also incredibly liberating. Having a space of your own to finally share your thoughts, feelings, pleasures, desires, and fears while thinking together with someone you experience as reliable to you can lift the burden of isolation and create possibilities for new ways of relating to yourself, your life, and your loved ones.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA License No. 47057), with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. I have a Certificate in Psychonalytic Psychotherapy from the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. I am currently an Analytic Candidate at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. I also incorporate a variety of other approaches including Existential, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral strategies. With over 15 years of experience as a therapist in outpatient clinics, long term therapeutic communities, and partial hospitalization programs, I know how to work with a wide variety of symptoms, diagnosis, and therapeutic goals.
Therapy is a collaborative project. Discovering what type of relationship that would be most healing and growth promoting for each individual client is one of my favorite aspects of the work. I specialize in working with men and am interested in how deficiencies in fathering create difficulties for adult men. I work frequently with men abused as boys, especially male survivors of sexual abuse.