My approach to providing therapy is authenticity, curiosity, emotional safety and compassion.
I specialize in working with people who suffer from depression or anxiety, but whose public facing selves are high functioning. The weight of this bind can diminish our capacity to feel joy. Often times my clients initially report feeling disconnected. In our work together, we will find the beliefs and patterns that keep you stuck or in distress. Together, we will explore these places and discover ways to heal and grow beyond them. I think of therapy like a gym routine for your mind. By building up your reserves, we strengthen your resilience for life’s more pronounced ups and downs.
I am in a constant state of discovery about my own profession. I live and breathe this work. I spend much of my personal time reading, researching and attending continuing education in several advanced attachment based modalities. I am an integrative therapist in that I use what will work best for each individual client. I am strongly influenced by Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). This is a mouthful but what it boils down to is this: We quickly cut through the layers of content to address the underlying emotions. My passion is to get to the core of what ails you so that you can finally breathe free in your life again.
I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in the state of California (license no. 53764). Please click here if you would like to verify my license. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.