I provide individual adult psychotherapy services. I am experienced working with people of varied backgrounds and experiences to address a range of concerns. My specialities include helping you to:
Improve and enhance your relationships
Manage transitions (e.g., entering or leaving college/university, marriage, divorce & separation, parenthood, career change, medical diagnosis, relocation, etc.)
Cope with grief and loss
Address trauma (e.g., childhood abuse, relational trauma, complex trauma, PTSD, vicarious trauma, carceral trauma)
Find relief from painful feelings, including symptoms of anxiety and depression
End problematic patterns of behavior
Strengthen communication skills and coping methods
Find greater meaning in/take greater pleasure from life
I also have a special interest in the experience of immigrants, refugees, children of immigrants, international students and expatriates, and first-generation college students.
As a licensed clinical social worker, I have extensive training in providing therapy while also considering a holistic view of individuals and their social and cultural environments. I obtained my Master of Social Work from Smith College and completed advanced graduate training at UC Berkeley. I am also trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy through the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
In therapy together, we will consider your past experiences, your current challenges and opportunities, and most importantly, how to realize your hopes and wishes for your future. My role is to listen carefully, hold space, and offer support with warmth and respect. I am skilled in using multiple approaches and techniques, including psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness.
I welcome the opportunity to speak with you about how therapy might help and whether my approach feels like a good fit.