Over the past twelve years I have
supported adults, youth, couples and families as a health educator, clinical
social worker or psychotherapist. My goal is to assist you in gaining
manageability in your life, to develop intimacy in relationships and to
cultivate wellness through self-care. My approach includes interactive talk
therapy combined with expressive arts modalities such as guided imagery,
collage, drawing, movement and breath work when appropriate.
Our work together can provide
relief from difficult life transitions in a short period of time. It can also
provide an opportunity to reflect on complex experiences from the past that
contribute to current unwanted behavior patterns negatively affecting your
life. Benefits of our work may include:
Gaining a deeper understanding of the challenges in life to
facilitate growth and change.
Improving communication skills to foster deeper levels of
intimacy in relationships.
Recovering from substance abuse, chemical dependency and
Supporting families coping with perinatal issues such as,
infertility, infant illness, developmental disabilities, miscarriage and
Freedom from abusive relationships.
Facilitating healing of childhood trauma and issues of grief
Supporting people who’ve lost a loved one to an anticipated
or traumatic death.
Transforming mental health issues like depression, anger and
anxiety into meaningful life experiences.
I have extensive experience
working with people in the following areas:
Child and adolescent medical and
Grief and loss
Mental health issues (i.e.,
depression, anger, anxiety, grief)
Substance abuse and recovery
My education and training
Bachelors of Science in Health
Education, San Diego State University, 1992
Masters in Social Work, San
Francisco State University, 1997
Post Graduate Psychotherapy
Training, Marina Counseling Center, 2003
Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
California Board of Behavioral Sciences, 2003
I am a member of the following
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
American Professional Association
A Home Within: Building
Continuous Connections for Foster Youth
Looking to End Abuse Permanently
(LEAP) San Francisco
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