About

I offer a warm, genuine and collaborative approach as a therapist. My clients come from diverse backgrounds and our work together generates greater self-awareness and capacity for change. 

Areas of focus often include relationship issues, anxiety and the intersection of culture and psychology. I also have advanced training in perinatal and reproductive mental health.

Historically, the field of psychology has pathologized certain identities and experiences. As a care provider, I am aware of this history and offer a welcoming, nonjudgmental space where clients can express themselves and their concerns as freely as possible. 

I'm licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and have a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in depth therapy. My ongoing education includes anti-oppression work and cultural somatics. 

Below is more info on my professional background. Please reach out with any questions.

Professional Affiliations:

• Postpartum Support International

• Bay Area Open Minds: Psychotherapists Affirming Sexual and Gender Diversity

• American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Mental Health Professional Group

• Kink-Aware Professionals

Continuing Education (selected):

• Trans/Gender-Focused Consultation Group, Sand Chang, Ph.D.

• Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders; Perinatal Grief and Loss, Seleni Institute

• Fertility Counseling Postgraduate Course, Sharon Covington and Linda Applegarth

Ridhwan Center for Spiritual Development

• UNtraining White Liberal Racism

• Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use
• Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Volunteer and Pro Bono Work:

• Bay Area Asylum Mental Health Project, evaluations for asylum seekers

• A Home Within, psychotherapy with youth in foster care

• Camp New Hope, weekend camp for youth diagnosed with bipolar disorders

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