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LOCATION: 
San Francisco

CONTACT: 
(415) 494-7074
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MFT Registered Intern #107549

Supervised by Michael Klein, PhD

Offers Sliding Scale Therapy

Relationships evoke our deepest longings and fears, and touch on wounds that may have been long hidden, wounds which we’ve often lived a lifetime without recognizing.  The pain of disconnection we feel in relationships, the heated arguments and periods of distance or alienation, can leave us lost and confused, stuck in emotional knots, with our desire for closeness vying against our protective reactions.  Cycles of conflict may escalate, and with them, the pain. All the while, deep down, we quietly long to share ourselves more honestly and fully with those whom we are closest to.

As a therapist, I seek to create safe and compassionate spaces for individuals and couples seeking counseling and support. My approach blends insights from mindfulness teachings, foremost the healing that comes with presence, kindness, and curiosity, which in tandem enable that which lies unseen and unspoken to be expressed.  We grow to experience vulnerability and we develop the courage to explore the long-neglected internal landscapes of our feelings, our needs, and our triggers, and in doing so, we enhance our freedom to emerge from conflict and to reside for longer periods of time in deeper connection.

My professional journey is rooted in years of personal practice in mindfulness and Buddhist psychology.  I earned my masters degree in counseling psychology from Dominican University of California in San Rafael, and since 2016, have gained clinical experience working with individuals and couples at the Community Institute for Psychotherapy, including two years of trainings in Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy from the works of Dr. Sue Johnson.  My approach is complemented by two year-long trainings in Somatic Experiencing, based on the teaching of Peter Levine, PhD; and in trainings through UCSD for Mindful Self-Compassion with Christopher Germer, PhD, and Dr. Kristin Neff, PhD.