As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 98530) in private practice in San Francisco, I work with people of all ages on issues of depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and life transitions. I have a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) as well as a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Vassar College, with a focus on human diversity and social justice issues.
Prior to my training to be a psychotherapist, I worked and practiced meditation at a Zen Center for over a decade; living an intentional life, learning the value of sitting with uncomfortable feelings and the truth of impermanence, and being in relationship/community with diverse others.
I bring to my work as a psychotherapist a grounded presence and the sincere desire to understand and relieve human 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 family members at a local hospice.
I currently facilitate a support group for parents of challenging teens on a monthly basis, and periodically run grief groups.