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About Me

I believe in the power of human resiliency and potential for creating meaningful change. I specialize in serving adults coping with stress, anxiety, loss and large life changes. I use a collaborative approach that incorporates creativity, humor and compassion alongside evidenced based therapeutic modalities which include cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness.

I was drawn to working as a therapist having grown up with close family members who are survivors of trauma and were coping with mental illness and addiction. As a result, I have felt passionate about working to provide direct services to individuals motivated to support their mental well-being. I have additionally worked in research and education to help reduce stigma and increase access to mental health services.

My background includes a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and a Master's of Social Work with a specialty in Community Mental Health from the University of California, Berkeley. I have worked in a variety of settings including:

  • Gateway Psychiatric Services Outpatient Mood Disorder Clinic 

  • Foundations Recovery Intensive Outpatient Clinic for Dual Diagnosis 

  • Felton Institute's Early Intervention Programs for Psychosis and Bipolar 

  • UCSF Trauma Recovery Program

I am trained in and utilize a variety of modalities including:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Acceptance Commitment Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Compassion-Focused Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

I am also the co-author of The Bipolar Disorder Workbook, a guide that supports individuals in finding stability and fulfillment while living with bipolar disorder or cyclothymia.

If you have questions about whether we will be a good match for therapy, I invite you to contact me for a 20-minute phone consultation, free of charge.

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