About me: I practice psychotherapy from a psychodynamic/relational perspective. Often, when we have difficulties with life, hard emotions, or relationships they can be traced to previous experiences that have left a strong impression on us. We carry them with us both in ways that we are aware of (consciously) and that we are unaware of (unconsciously), and they can cause us to experience the world as painful and behave in ways that work against our own best interests and well-being. I provide a safe, supportive environment in which patients can talk about their feelings and experiences, both past and present. We engage in a collaborative process that allows for investigation into why patients feel the way they do and what factors have influenced their development into who they are and how they experience life. In doing so, they are often able to feel better about themselves, their relationships, and their place in the world.
My training: I attended doctoral training at the California School of Professional Psychology, and am at present a Registered Psychological Assistant completing my requirements for licensure supervised by Dr. Diane Deutsch. I have six years of clinical experience and have worked with a wide variety of people from many diverse backgrounds at sites in the Bay Area including the Veterans Administration, HealthRight360, Richmond Area Multi Services, and the Jung Institute.
I have trained in a wide range of treatment modalities and my approach is based on a strong foundation of clinical theory, research, and treatment tailored to the unique needs of the individual. I practice psychotherapy from a psychodynamic/relational perspective, which is informed by the latest developments in neuroscientific research and an understanding of the role of biopsychosocial and cultural factors. I coordinate patient care with other treatment providers as indicated and can provide referrals to additional resources.