Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #118316.
Supervised by Dr. Kellen Grayson, LMFT #50074
Welcome to my practice! I provide psychotherapy to persons of all ages, focusing my work in areas of depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem challenges, life changes, relationship challenges, and trauma. My therapeutic interests and expertise includes working from a client-centered, strength-based, resilience-informed, family-systems and gender-affirmative approach to supporting clients’ journeys towards reparative healing, self-empowerment, and feeling better. I have had extensive experience working with children, adolescents, couples, families, and individuals with a commitment to providing culturally competent care to LGBTIQQA people and welcoming clients of color into my practice. I am a white, cisgender first-generation American-born woman with class privilege and do my best to continue learning how to be anti-racist and supporting clients to heal from the effects of racism.
I draw on many therapeutic techniques in my work (i.e. Somatics (i.e. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy), Play Therapy, Dream Work, Transpersonal, DBT, Psychodynamic Theory, Liberation Psychology, and Mindfulness practices) and am always evolving my approaches based on the needs of my clients. I consistently work to provide a safe space for my clients, expressing warmth, authenticity, unconditional positive regard, accurate empathetic understanding, and a non-judgmental approach to our work. I have experience providing gender-affirming care to transgender, non-binary, and questioning folks.
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Denver and hold a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I am a member of the Mind The Gap group of gender-affirmative specialists in the Bay Area, volunteer at the UCSF Gender Clinic as a Community Engagement Consultant, and am currently the Assistant Manager to the Intern Program at the Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center.
I am currently offering telemedicine sessions, with a hopeful outlook to be offering in-person sessions in the future.