Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step towards improved emotional health and stronger relationships.
For some of you, this first step is sizeable. Because the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist can be life changing, it is important to pick the therapist who is the right fit for you. I encourage you to ask for recommendations from people that you trust, review therapists’ websites, call a few therapists, and then choose the therapist that feels like the right fit for you or your family. What does the “right fit” look like? I recommend that you look at three factors: When first meeting, does the therapist seem like someone with whom you or your child would feel comfortable and safe in talking about difficult subjects? Is this a therapist that has experience and training to address your specific needs? Do you feel that “click” that this is a therapist who can listen, understand, and help you find the right tools to address your issue while acting as a guide in your journey towards a healthier and happier version of you? Because there are many, many therapists to choose from, you may feel overwhelmed. However, that fact that you are looking at this website means that you have already started your journey.
I have the incredible good fortune of having my passion also be my work. I truly love being a psychotherapist and my enthusiasm for the practice of helping others is on full display when I am in my office with clients. Sometimes I am asked, “Isn’t your job depressing, hearing all of those sad stories?” This could not be further from the truth. Yes, as a therapist, I do hear sad stories. But I also have the amazing opportunity to be a guide and a witness to the incredible personal growth in the people that come to me for therapy. In my office people will be heard with a full heart, they will be challenged, they will learn new therapeutic tools, they will play, they will cry and laugh and grow into a happier and healthier self. This is my calling and I am grateful to share in my work.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 15 years of clinical experience providing individual, couple, and family therapy for clients of all ages. I enjoy working with clients from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, and spiritual backgrounds as well as all sexual orientations. My private psychotherapy practice is in San Francisco and San Rafael.