At a significant point of transition in my life, I felt depressed, lost, and anxious. I tried a lot of things and little felt right. What did was slowing down and giving myself time. Starting therapy, meditating, time in nature, and finding community among open-minded, curious and seeking others supported me, over time, to find a home in myself, in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in the work I’ve chosen as a psychotherapist. It is deeply meaningful for me to support others on their life's journey, as others have done for me.
License & Education
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 98530) in private practice
in San Francisco
M.A. in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies (C.I.I.S.)
B.A. in Sociology from Vassar College
Prior to my psychotherapist-training, I lived, worked, and practiced meditation at a Zen Center for over a decade: learning the value of sitting with one's experience (not always comfortable!) and the truth that everything changes; and navigating relationships while living intimately in diverse community.
I bring to my work as a psychotherapist a grounded presence and the sincere desire to understand and relieve suffering.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked with a wide range of populations in a variety of settings, including school-aged children; teens in a psychiatric in-patient facility; as well as grieving individuals and families at a local hospice organization.
I have extensive experience running support groups, including grief and mindfulness-based groups.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (PPTP), San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP), 2018-2020
PPTP Integrations, SFCP, 2020-2021
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), Clinical Member
SF Chapter of CAMFT, Member
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), Community Member