Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Over the past two decades I have honed evidence-based therapeutic interventions that bring real symptom relief and enable clients to accomplish their goals. I am an eclectic practitioner who draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities including psychodynamic, family systems, CBT/DBT, trauma informed care, and mindfulness techniques to support my client's healing process.
It is my greatest privilege to witness and encourage a fellow human being to find ease, well-being, delight and meaning in their life.
MSW - Social Work, Columbia University
Certificate in Grief and Loss, UC Berkeley Extension
Certification in Mediation, Northern California Mediation Center
Certification in Hypnotherapy, HCH Institute
Being amongst trees in the woods nourishes me on many levels, so I am often out hiking with my dogs. I also love to sail with friends in the SF Bay- sitting on the bow of a sailboat making its way to Angel Island on a sunny day with a nice breeze. Cooking delicious and healthy food.
I make time each day to daydream and ponder what and who brings meaning to my life. Then I set an intention to nurture and cherish these people and things in little ways.
Playing with my dogs. Hiking. Playing cards (gin rummy). Cooking and eating healthy.
It's difficult to land on a favorite pet story as there are many, however, catching our old Shepherd girl Honey stealthily trying to make her way out the dog door with a whole roasted chicken is up there.
A close second: Going to the shelter with the intention to come home with a smallish size new four-legged friend, only to be "chosen" by a Great Pyrenees mix who followed me around the yard. When I looked into Beau's soulful eyes, I realized we had found each other!
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