Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.
— Coco Chanel

I am…

  • Attentive and in tune, focused on you.

  • Energetic and enthusiastic!

  • Objective, secular, and nonjudgemental.

  • Affirming to LGBTQ+/GSRD (Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity)

  • Affirming of nontraditional relationships including unmarried couples, couples who don’t intend to have children, and nonmonogomous relationships.

  • A Feminist therapist: I treat both men and women with a recognition of the social and political context in which we live, and I treat my clients as equals. I am especially concerned with the changing expectations on men and women, and how individuals navigate when they don’t fit what is demanded of them by gender roles. A yoga enthusiast, with knowledge of how to take your practice off the mat

  • Passionate about the work of deepening intimacy in personal relationships and building efficacy in professional relationships.

  • Qualified to work with couples, children, individuals, and families in San Diego. (LPCC#286; Confirmation of Qualification to Treat Couples and Families)

  • Trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to increase mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills.

  • Trained in Motivational Interviewing to help you reach your goals by increasing your motivation to change in your own way.