Raised in Menlo Park, I attended Menlo-Atherton High School. I then received my BS in Child Development and Psychology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, my MA in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy from University of San Francisco. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapy and member of CAMFT.
A typical session involves clients talking about the struggles they have encountered in their week, interactions that cause anxiety or distress with family, friends or coworkers, or the overall areas of their life where they feel stuck. Other interventions include dissecting patterns in behavior or thinking, where these patterns originated, and eventually processing successes or ways the clients have grown. We also explore ways outside of the session for clients to improve interactions, practice heightened awareness of thoughts, feelings, reactions, and behaviors and gain insight into what impacts their choices. Throughout therapy, clients’ successes, strengths and overall growth are celebrated, which usually results increased self-esteem, self-awareness and overall direction in their life.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I take an evidence-based approach to psychotherapy, utilizing the latest empirically validated treatments.
When working with adults I look for hidden lifelong patterns that, once exposed, release the client from being bound to old ways of thinking and behaving. Oftentimes these patterns carry across different situations, such as work, personal relationships, and self-esteem.
When working with teenagers I empower them to find their voice, individuate and own their power, and heal from the experiences that have detracted from their confidence in themselves. Adolescents are sometimes reluctant to engage in therapy because they are afraid that they will be told what to do and how to think. Instead, the experience of my clients is that therapy is a place where their ideas, core personality, and preferences are given room to shine and grow.