My practice is unique in the East Bay, in that I offer both in-office visits and outdoor sessions — on the trails of Tilden Park.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
I work well with women of all ages. I have a feminist orientation and an open-minded, nonjudgmental approach to the struggles that each of my clients faces. I find it especially gratifying to provide guidance and support for women during major life transitions, and to foster authenticity, empowerment, self-esteem, and a greater sense of personal agency in their lives.
I have a particular passion for providing support to individuals and couples through pregnancy, postpartum adjustment, and the changing roles and identities that come with creating a family. My training has included the Gottman Institute's Bringing Baby Home workshop, a research-based training program that focuses on the impact of children on the parents' relationship, and teaches strategies to help couples stay connected and strengthen their relationship during this time of transition.
I've supported many clients in navigating the challenges and complications of relationships, including the "should I stay or should I go" phase, helping them clarify the potential of their partnerships and feel confident in their decisions. Many of my clients are looking to improve communication. I use empathy-based approaches such as Nonviolent Communication to help create more satisfying conversations and a deeper sense of connection with their partners, family members, and friends.