I am a licensed psychologist in private practice. My office is located in the Upper Castro of San Francisco. I treat children, adolescents, and adults in individual and family psychotherapy as well as provide psychological testing for all ages. I have extensive experience helping individuals and families work through problems such as relationship and work issues, trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and substance use. Other struggles that I can be of help with are bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychosis, chronic feelings of emptiness or anger, low self-esteem, and difficulties parenting. The approach I use often goes beyond symptom relief whereby people feel more capacity to enjoy themselves and others as well as experience more meaning in their lives. In regard to testing, I often conduct assessments for ADHD/ADD, learning disabilities, dementia, and complex diagnostic problems to aide treatment.
I earned my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. Throughout my professional training I have gained experience working with many diverse populations in various settings in the Bay Area. These settings include adult and adolescent residential treatment facilities, adult day health center, schools, and community outpatient clinics. These experiences have reinforced my appreciation for the diversity, complexity, and uniqueness of people. They have also helped me develop competence in treating a wide range of people struggling with various problems.
As a psychotherapist I value continued learning. That is why I have sought rigorous training programs in the past and currently. In the past I had the great fortune of completing my pre-doctoral internship at the Access Institute for Psychological Services which is a two year intensive program. This training is provided by local experts in the area of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Recently, in 2017 I completed training from the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California – Community Member
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis – Community Member