Stuck places and crisis can sweep into one’s life unexpectedly, and whatever process that worked before to move through these places may not work anymore.My clients have done much on their own and are now seeking a reframe of perspective, tools to understand stuckness, or someone to share pain with.
I must admit that I know this place intimately for I have struggled in a similar way. I reached a point where I had done what I could do for myself alone, and I realized that I needed help to further heal. Therapy has given me my best gift, the ability to be vulnerable with others. I always knew that I wanted to do this work, and it took many years of first sorting through my own healing to be able to become the therapist, hold another’s vulnerability, and be able to share why this work is so very important.
I've always been interested in the deeper questions in life which may contain infinite answers. Over the years, I've become much more curious with what drives me to ask the questions then with the questions themselves.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern who has been practicing as a psychotherapist in San Francisco for over three years. I've received a B.S. in Biological Psychology at UC Davis and have completed a Masters degree in Integral Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral studies. My past experience includes working therapeutically with teenagers in a wilderness setting and in an urban setting at Coyote Coast Youth and Family Services. I trained at the Integral Counseling Center at Pierce Street. I practice as an Intern through the Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, and have completed San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis' two year long Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training program, Sue Johnson’s EFT Externship program, and many more active trainings.