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LOCATION: 
254 Church Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
CONTACT: 
(415) 494-7074
e-mail

Offers Sliding Scale Therapy

My style is active, creative, and integrative.  I give priority to creating a safe container, where each client feels seen, heard, and understood in a non-judgmental environment of compassion, and curiosity.  I enjoy facilitating the identification of unmet needs, illuminating hidden polarities and defenses, bringing couples closer together (or, in some cases, assisting with their process of clarification) and helping clients understand what they need and want as individuals and as couples. People frequently come to therapy seeking to resolve issues related to communication; other common areas of concern are trust, power, and differences.  Life in a culture that encourages confluence can be challenging.  But learning how to navigate, accept, and value our differences can nurture, deepen, and strengthen intimacy and trust.  

Although my work is grounded in a Gestalt perspective, I use an integrative approach to tailor the therapy to the needs of the client.

I graduated from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a Master of Arts degree in Integral Counseling Psychology.  I received an additional two years of training in Gestalt therapy at Church Street Integral Counseling Center, where I began my clinical training, and served an additional year as an intern. My experience as a Church Street intern provided opportunities to work with individuals and couples from diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, age, sexual orientation and gender identity backgrounds.  I have worked with people of color, people from the LGBTQ, kink, and poly communities, senior citizens, and everyone in between.  After two years at Church Street Integral Counseling Center, I became a member of the Bay Area Gestalt Institute and started a supervised private practice. 

My values include authenticity and transparency, which I strive to bring to all of my interactions.