Psychotherapy San Francisco

Nurturing Your Inner Growth

Psychotherapy Approach

Creative expression in the ways we navigate our lives is a sign of health and vitality. Past and current wounding and trauma can impinge or block this flow of connection to our full expression of self and to our connection with others. My approach to therapy is non-pathologizing and non-shaming. I believe everyone has the capacity for growth and change and that we are equipped with the inner resources to do so. It is through the foundation of supportive, empathic relationships that these resources are awakened, wounds and defences loosen their grip, and we come to discover our true nature and our full expression of self.

I work collaboratively, intuitively, creatively, and with curiosity. Each therapy session begins with inquiring what is most present for you and is designed to meet your explicitly stated goals within a noncritical, nonjudgmental, and honest framework. I’ll offer you tools and practices to use between sessions to strengthen and further integrate growth.

Holistic Integration of Body and Mind

Somatic Therapy: Deep Healing Beyond the Surface

Healing takes more than just insight and surface behavior change. Therefore, somatic integration is the foundation of my work.

Somatic therapy calls on one’s awareness of bodily sensation and may incorporate, with permission, movement and self-touch to bring about a harmonious integration of body and mind. To read more about somatic psychotherapy and if it is the right choice for you, please click here. To get a sense of how I work, check out my BLOG.

I may suggest any number of complimentary methodologies, modalities and techniques to offer a highly personalized session, including but not limited to:

  • EMDR
  • Mindfulness
  • Focusing
  • Attachment Theory
  • Internal Family Systems and Gestalt parts work
  • Emotion Code
  • Energy Psychology
  • Expressive Arts
  • Narrative
  • Ritual

My Specialties

Specialized Therapy for Deep Healing

Sexual assault, abuse, and trauma survivors

Specialized support for overcoming complex trauma and reclaiming personal strength.

Familial relational wounds and traumas

Healing guidance for those affected by family-related emotional injuries and conflicts.

Self-compassion and self-agency

Focused on nurturing inner kindness and developing a stronger sense of personal empowerment.

Embracing All Individuals and Challenges with Compassion

Inclusive Therapy for Diverse Needs

I welcome working with the following populations and issues:​

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Artists and performers
  • Womens Issues
  • Life transitions
  • Heartbreak
  • Grief and loss
  • Issues of oppression
  • Identity exploration
  • Polyamorous or alternative relationships and explorations of sexuality
  • Genderqueer, transgender, and gender-variant individuals
  • Sex workers

Free 15-Minute Consultation

We can discuss what’s going on with you, and I can answer any questions you may have about my California-based therapy services.

Let’s Talk

Client Testimonials

Journeys of Transformation

Transformative Guidance

Anonymous

I can honestly say I have never seen a therapist before who has impacted my daily life so dramatically…I feel like you truly listened to me…You have helped me learn to love myself and not to be ashamed of what I feel. I feel like a different person today than I was when we first met.

Lifelong Benefits

Anonymous

Grateful Transformation

Anonymous

Thank you for all the help and guidance you’ve given me. As I mentioned before, you’re probably the first therapist who made a difference, so I’ll always be grateful for the time I was able to spend with you.

Begin Your Journey Today

Schedule your complimentary 15-minute consultation with a simple call or email. Discover more about individual therapy and transparent fee structures on my dedicated pages.