Think about this next chapter of your life.

When you envision your adulthood, what qualities within yourself would you like to develop or build upon?

Your younger years were most likely defined by school, family and your social group.

Now, that structure is changing. There could be some loss as you leave school or friend groups. Your routine will be different.

On the one hand, you feel as though you are ready. You’ve been longing for independence. And at the same time, you feel apprehensive about the change and the added responsibilities that come along with it.

You might be wondering what this next part of your life will look like. You might see this as an opportunity for growth or you might be struggling with the idea of change. You could be in a mixed state of emotions. You have a choice about what comes next and how you want your life to unfold.

Exploring your identity as an adult can bring a variety of feelings. Let’s find ways to process these changes.

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Young adulthood can include challenges with decision making, impulses and planning.

Many young adults struggle with these issues because that part of the human brain doesn’t fully develop until later in your 20s. This can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to find balance in your life.

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • You might be trying to make positive decisions for yourself without having all of the tools or brain functioning on board.
  • You might feel more adventurous but also more impulsive and take more risks.
  • You might experience higher highs and lower lows.

As a young adult, you might also be experiencing:

  • Some ambivalence about your next steps or your overall life path.
  • Curiosity or concern about what you are doing with your life.
  • Anxiety, worry, mood swings, depression.
  • Questions about your identity.
  • The realization that you have differing views from your family.
  • Concern about how you will navigate these changes.

Building your empowerment and finding your voice are processes that we can develop.

How can I support you in navigating this new chapter of your life?

Change can be hard but it is possible. My goal is for you to feel seen, heard and understood in our work together. I will provide a safe, supportive and confidential space for you and will always encourage your growth.

My approach includes using evidence-based tools to help you create the life that you have envisioned. And if you don’t know what that looks like, we can figure it out together.

It will be a collaborative effort to identify your specific needs and establish goals. We will work together in ways that speak to your strengths and uniqueness.

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.


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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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