Maybe you’ve hit a wall or a crossroads. Life has afforded you the opportunity to make new choices.

Many people seek therapy when they are experiencing discomfort with staying the same but struggle to work towards change.

You might be seeking help for things that are hard to talk about:

  • Anxious, distressing or intrusive thoughts
  • Negative self talk or behavior
  • Coping strategies that are harmful or not helpful
  • Conflict in relationships


Perhaps you would like a have a life where you…

  • Experience less suffering
  • Feel more connected to yourself and others
  • Develop a new skill set that helps you to move forward
  • Can accept and understand what motivates you
  • Can manage your emotions better

You may know that you are not happy or that something isn’t working in your life. Maybe you’re used to the way things have been. What would it look like to create a different narrative and experience?

Our brains are wired for growth. Let me support you in choosing to grow in the face of life’s challenges.

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There are different paths to take when you are seeking growth and positive change.

Therapy can be an effective strategy for developing new skills. It can also help you to gain more understanding and insight.

The therapy process will be collaborative. The relationship you develop with your therapist can play a part in determining the effectiveness and outcome of therapy. It is important for you to feel supported, guided and also challenged along the way.

Therapy can be your main focus for now. I will provide you with ideas, tools, and other resources. In working together, I will encourage you to incorporate other healthy practices that will support the therapy process, if and when you are ready.

Think about what you want your path to look like.

How do you want to feel? How can I support you in making decisions that take you down a path that is authentic to you?

Wondering what it might look like to work together?

Our work together will be collaborative. I will provide a safe, supportive and confidential space for you to address the obstacles that might be hijacking your personal growth.

I will bring curiosity, a strength based approach and transparent communication. Warmth, humor and empathy will be part of our sessions.

We will explore what you have already tried and introduce new perspectives. I will utilize an integrative approach and various interventions that address your unique situation.

Some days we will revel in your success and some days will be harder. Whatever lies ahead in this journey to health, I will be alongside to support and gently nudge you along the way.

What does your vision for a life worth living look like? Let me join you and encourage you every step of the way.

Reach out today and let’s talk.

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You are worthy of living your best life. You deserve guidance and support. Allow me to walk alongside you, as you navigate this next path.


Create a life that includes increased self compassion, meaning, and self awareness


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Navigate your relationships and life choices with new tools, awareness, and purpose.



Develop better communication as a path to creating more understanding and peace.



In my opinion, there isn’t a bad time to start therapy. If you are considering therapy, it is probably a great time to see a therapist.

My bias is that it is best to start therapy before a crisis, but therapy can be helpful during challenging times. You can learn to navigate the situation differently and learn new coping skills to get through the ups and downs.

Finding the right therapist for you is important. There is evidence that the relationship you have with your therapist has a large impact on the effectiveness and outcome of therapy.

You might need to talk to a few therapists before finding one that works for you. It is important to feel supported, guided and also challenged. It can be helpful to ask questions of a potential therapist, including about their training and their approach to working with you.

As a therapist, I will look at your situation objectively. I will offer a safe and confidential space for you to process and explore issues and goals.

There are professional boundaries and ethical guidelines I will follow regarding confidentiality that a friend or family member is not bound by.

In addition to meeting with a therapist, support from family and friends can be incredibly helpful when safe and warranted.

We would determine the frequency of your sessions together. Some people attend therapy weekly, while others attend bi-weekly. We can always reevaluate and modify the frequency based on your needs and how you are doing.

I am considered an out of network provider. This means that I do not bill insurance directly, but I can provide you with a monthly super-bill to submit to your insurance company.

Many insurance companies reimburse for out of network sessions. I would encourage you to ask your insurance company about reimbursement rates to see what your options are.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker — LCSW #71329



  • Masters Degree in Social Work — San Jose State University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology — University of California, Santa Cruz


Training and Experience:

  • Certified Trauma Professional Training
  • Sleep Coach Training – UC Berkeley
  • CBT for Psychosis – Felton Institute
  • CBT for Eating Disorders – Stanford University
  • Maudsley Method / Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders – Stanford
  • DBT training and group facilitator
  • Field Instructor for MSW Interns – San Jose State University
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