About My Clients
Are you struggling with overwhelming feelings of sadness, worry, or numbness? Have you been hurt by others? Do you feel alone, or that it is difficult to find trusting, safe relationships? Are you often anxious or worried about the future? Preoccupied by events of the past? Within the context of the safe relationship we create together, we can work together to root out antiquated patterns keeping you stuck, and find new ways to face relationships, life, and the world.
My Background and Approach
After spending the first ten years of my career working as a social worker, I went back to school to become a psychotherapist, in order to learn how to help folks effect change on a deeper level. I've worked with all sorts of people with all sorts of problems in all sorts of communities, but have found my focus working primarily with young women and creative adults who may find themselves feeling "stuck" in a variety of unhealthy relational patterns with themselves and others. While your relational style helped you to navigate your childhood, you, like many people, may feel frustrated by painful life-long patterns of relating (to yourself and others) which seem to repeat today. I understand this frustration and work with you to more deeply understand yourself so that you can enact real and lasting change.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am passionate about justice and equity and have spent much of my adult life advocating for those without a voice or power. As a therapist, I advocate for that part of you, which may be unheard and neglected. I believe that all people deserve care and support, regardless of their ability to pay. To that end, I set aside a limited number of sessions for sliding scale and MediCal/Beacon clients, and provide pro bono services to student-interns, and refugees. The most recent focus of my activism has been around ensuring equitably-funded, high quality public schools for every child in every neighborhood, and supporting teachers who are often bullied and maligned by the media and politicians. As a straight, white, cis-gendered woman, I continually strive to check my privilege, stay open and curious about the experiences of others, and use my voice to help where I can.