Bold, empathetic, collegial, funny, warm, insightful. I aim to make therapy successful through collaboration and action.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA
Created the peri-partum support program at Kaiser, working with Ob-gyn to create a safe space for women to process their feeling pre and post childbirth; specialize in processing traumatic births, post party depression and anxiety, as well as miscarriage and loss.
Over a decade of adolescent work in treatment centers, juvenile hall, and in the foster care system. I find that teens work well with me because I respect and listen to them, while also creating healthy boundaries.
Created and lead a relational codependency program and group, that was very successful. Can work one-on-one through the program, finding ways for clients to set boundaries with strength, increase self-esteem, and deepen relationships without enmeshment.
Certified and trained in DBT, my main modality. I pull from the skills of the four DBT modules: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance and tailor a program to your specific needs. I do imply limited use of texting in my DBT based work with clients. DBT is effective and life changing - DBT skills are the skills you wish you learned in school on how to navigate LIFE!
Long history of CBT use in therapy, using thought stopping techniques and identifying cognitive distortions in our thinking.
My doctorate is in Human and Organizational Psychology, and my coaching focuses on career and leadership management. I like to work with self-esteem and identity in order to create a future focused program to create your best self.