I help women who are feeling anxious and depressed, stop feeling overwhelmed so they feel like themselves again.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California
My goal is to motivate women to share their voice and ideas. Together, we will learn to trust in your gut to guide you. You deserve to step into leadership in all domains of life. I offer specialized, evidence-based care for women. I will give you the tools to break free from years of internalized patriarchal narratives that are often manifested as chronic self-doubt, paralyzing fear, and the compounding everyday traumas of being a woman in this world.
Therapy can help you answer your deepest questions, recover your sense of personal authenticity, and feel excited about life. There is no instruction book for balancing your best work life with your personal passions and relationships, and women often experience harmful messaging about “having it all.” I will give you the tools to unlock your greatest potential and become the best possible version of yourself.
I provide a person-centered, politically informed model that positions treatment within a cultural context. I empower my clients, enabling you to nurture yourself and establish a strong self-concept, and restructure and enhance your personal beliefs and identity. I work to prevent bias, demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of oppression, and offer a genuine, non-hierarchical relationship that emphasizes mutuality and equality.
I teach mindfulness skills to help you live and behave in ways consistent with your personal values while developing psychological flexibility. I will help you recognize ways in which your attempts to suppress, manage, and control your emotional experiences actually create challenges. By recognizing and addressing these challenges, you can make room for values-based actions that support your goals and well-being.
Trauma impacts your body, brain, and spirit, and can be healed and integrated in a safe, nurturing, therapeutic environment. Together, we will create a safe space in which to explore your adverse experiences. I will help you identify the coping strategies that helped you through personal and intergenerational trauma, and support and validate you as you examine what strategies you want to use going forward.
One moment, you are moving confidently through your life, and the next, you are canceling plans and replaying all of your decisions. I get it--I have been there myself. I will offer you a variety of tools and techniques to manage your anxious thoughts and the physical sensations that accompany them. Together, we will create a plan based on your values and goals so that you can get back to the activities and the life you deserve.