About My Clients
My clients are smart, ambitious women whose personal and professional lives are out of balance. Many are stuck in workplaces that are toxic to their mental health, or have experienced a corporate trauma such as bullying, harassment, or discrimination. Burnout, impostor syndrome, and self-worth are common concerns. Women of color, 1st and 2nd generation immigrants, and queer folks—who have their own unique set of challenges in the workplace—make up a majority of my caseload.
My Background and Approach
As a psychologist, my goal is to offer you not only insight and support, but practical tools you can use to feel better start making changes right away. I draw on a variety of techniques to do that based on my clients' needs and preferences. I take a feminist approach to my work, which means that I consider how gender and other roles impact our mental health (see my video for more on that!) I'm also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, meaning that I'm trained in Brené Brown's work on shame resilience, vulnerability, and building a practice of courage and wholeheartedness in your life.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I'm the founder of Stella Nova Psychology, San Francisco based clinic that's the love child of my professional expertise as a psychologist, and my personal passion for inclusive spaces where women support and uplift other women. We're an enthusiastically, intersectionally feminist space that believes mental health is essential to our ability to succeed and thrive in our personal and professional lives. We believe in evidence based practice, giving back to our communities, and supporting our therapists' mental health so that they can support you. We also believe that representation matters in mental health care, so we're committed to hiring, training & promoting women of color and LGBTQ+ staff. You can learn more about us at www.stellanovawomen.com/about.