I am somewhat quirky, incredibly compassionate, and guarantee that you will always feel seen and heard in my office. My therapeutic style is integrative in nature, incorporating psychodynamic, interpersonal, narrative, somatic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based techniques. My approach to therapy is genuine, non-judgmental, and collaborative. It is my hope that you feel safe and comfortable enough to be your true and authentic self in my presence. While therapy is a journey of great importance, I like to make space for humor in the process.
I am an artist, traveler, bike-riding, tea-drinking, plant-eating, documentary/podcast-loving, voracious reader, with an offbeat sense of style and humor. I believe that life is "perfectly imperfect" and despite my own tendencies towards perfectionism, I find that I can actually enjoy the messiness of it all. From the time I was a little girl I stepped to the beat of my own drum and I look forward to helping you do the same.
California State Board of Psychology- Licensed Psychologist #28681
Massachusetts State Board of Registration of Psychologists- Licensed Psychologist and Certified Health Provider #8983
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology (2007)- California School of Professional Psychology-Alliant International University, San Francisco, California (APA Accredited).
MA., Clinical Psychology (2005)- California School of Professional Psychology-Alliant International University, San Francisco, California (APA Accredited).
BA., Psychology; BA., Community Studies (honors) (2002)- University of California-Santa Cruz, California.
Professional Work Experience/Internships:
Private Practice-Menlo Park, CA and Somerville, MA.
Stanford University- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)- Stanford, CA.
VA Boston Healthcare System- Boston, MA. Faculty Appointments at: Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine.
UC Davis Health System- Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences- Sacramento, CA.
Southern Arizona Internship Consortium (SAPIC)- La Frontera Center- Tucson, AZ.
Jail Psychiatric Services, San Francisco, CA.
Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center, Oakland, CA.
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, Oakland, CA.
Member of AASECT (American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors, and Therapist) Certified Sex Therapist
Member of Bay Area Open Minds: Psychotherapists Affirming Sexual & Gender Diversity
Member of NCCBT (Northern California Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Network)
Ambassador for the Porn Conversation: http://thepornconversation.org/#ambassadors
Sex Therapy Certification-California Institute of Integral Studies
Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD Certification
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain Certification
Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT)-Level 2