Interns hold a Master of Arts degree from CIIS, have completed a year of trainee practice and are registered Marriage and Family Therapist interns with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). If you would like to speak to one of them about engaging in therapy, please call them directly at the number listed below their name.
I foster a safe and collaborative therapeutic environment to explore whatever it is that you come in with, whether it be a specific difficulty, more general issues with how your life is currently, or simply a desire to expand your horizons. Together we will draw attention to and explore how the patterns in your life, and the different parts of yourself, shape the landscape of your world, and we will use the relationship that we develop as fertile ground from which to grow something fresh. I draw on a strong background in Psychology and Philosophy, both East and West, in how I approach therapy, but it is not in the application of theory or ideas that I locate the agent of transformation. I understand the very process that happens between us as the key to new ways of being in the world and it is to that that I open myself and invite you to do so also. I bring warmth, a sense of humor, and a strong well of compassion to this process, and I seek each time to give myself afresh to whatever wants to happen. I welcome all natures and persuasions, stages of life and states of being, taking you just as you are and starting just where you wish to begin. I very much look forward to working with you.
Contact: 415 255 3206
Do you feel like there’s something holding you back from being who you truly are inside? Let’s do some digging to find out what is holding you back from being your true, authentic self. You do have the courage to heal. You’ve already made the first step in your own healing by deciding to come to therapy. Therapy is a chance to grow and reach a deeper understanding of yourself.Therapy is also very vulnerable, and that’s why I strive to create a safe and supportive space with my clients where they feel seen, heard, understood, and respected. I welcome you exactly as you are. Exploring your inner world can be a very powerful and healing, yet painful experience. My approach to therapy is client-centered, meaning I work with each client differently, while exploring your path towards healing. My work is grounded in transpersonal, relational, psychodynamic, somatic, and gestalt approaches to therapy.
I work with children, adolescents, adult individuals, and couples. My experience includes working with people struggling with life transitions, self-esteem, anxiety, body image, depression, alcohol misuse, stress, self-criticism, child sexual abuse, relationship challenges, and individuals experiencing loss.
I have a passion for helping couples navigate their relationship and find new ways to communicate with their partner.
If you and your partner are seeking support please ask yourselves the following:
-Are you struggling to communicate with your partner?
-Do you feel stuck in your relationship and aren’t sure where to go next?
-Do you want to be on the same team, supporting each other?
If you answered yes to any of these questions,
Let us find ways to deepen your love and connection. I provide a safe space for us to work through the challenges in your relationship so that you are on the same team supporting each other and finding ways to connect and communicate. It’s a beautiful feeling when one feels seen, heard, and understood by their partner.
Life is full of challenges and many times we find ourselves off-track and begin having trouble navigating relationships, experiencing feelings of anxiety, fear or depression. We all need someone to talk to who gets what we are going through. I believe you are the expert in your life. I am here to support and guide you while you navigate your life back into balance, manageability and closer to your true authentic self. I believe our true authentic self is where we find peace, comfort acceptance and love. Peace in feeling free from anxiety, comfort in feeling relaxed and at ease, acceptance in knowing you are in a place where you can be your authentic self, and love in feeling that warm inner strength and courage that creates a sense of safety and connection. I identify as a woman of color and can support you with the issues that arise through generational trauma.
I work relationally with a background in recovery and addiction, attachment and transpersonal theories. I look forward to getting to know you and supporting you through your life journey.
Are you looking for a different kind of therapist?
Hi, I’m Ryan.
Finding a therapist can be a difficult process. It takes courage to reach out and ask for help, especially when the person at the other end is a complete stranger.
- You want to interact with another person, not talk to a “wall”
- You want to share vulnerable feelings and embarrassing stories without feeling judged
- Most importantly, whether you’re laughing or crying, you want to feel comfortable being yourself
“When we trust that we are the ocean, we are not afraid of the waves.” – Tara Brach
Life can be tricky and beautiful and painful and fun–sometimes all in the same day. Together, we will spend time exploring your experiences and collaborating to support your growth and aliveness. One of my goals is to help you listen for the still, quiet voice within you. It’s easy to get distracted from or even forget about this place of innate wisdom. Regular therapy gives you time and space to remember.
Romantic relationships, in particular, are a place of immense growth, beauty, and challenge. Being in a relationship can feel constricting or lonely at times, and at others, freeing and connected. I offer helpful frameworks for understanding why obstacles arise in romantic partnership, and help you build skills for navigating these challenges. Whether single, in a relationship, or engaging in couples therapy, I provide support and resources for building a successful partnership.