Approach and Interests
I use relational and psychodynamic frameworks in my work with clients, which means I consider the ways in which early environments and relationships impact the developing self. I also view the work in therapy through social justice and trauma informed lenses, thus, I think about power and privilege and the various identities each individual holds as I work to understand your process, experience, and ultimately your path towards healing.
I’ve worked with children, adolescents, families, individual adults, and various relationship configurations. I have a particular interest in working with: adolescents, LGBTQQIAA folks, women, traditional and nontraditional relationships, families, adult children of parents with personality disorders, and twins/multiples. I have experience working with many issues, including but not limited to: complex, acute and relational trauma, chronic illness, sexuality, relationships, body image and disordered eating, identity development, and self-acceptance. I am poly/kink/SW affirming and sex positive.
I identify as a queer, cisgender, white woman. My pronouns are she/her/hers.
Professional Membership | Affiliations
CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
Women’s Therapy Center
American Association of Pain Psychology
Bay Area Open Minds
M.S., Clinical Psychology - SFSU - 2015
Motivational Interviewing - CCSF - 2013
B.A., English Literature - Vassar College - 2006
Center for Mindful Psychotherapy 2019-current
Women’s Therapy Center Advanced Training Program 2017-2019
Safe and Sound - part of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center - 2012-2013, 2015-2016
San Francisco State University Psychology Clinic - 2013-2015, 2017- current
College Track - 2013-2014
Treehouse Afterschool Program - 2012-2013