My Background


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.

My professional focus has been helping people find the right therapeutic tools so that they can move beyond destructive thinking and feeling patterns, have new insights and healing regarding past traumas, and face life's challenges with confidence.  With empathy and compassionate care, that is informed by sound scientific evidence, I guide my clients towards living a life with more joy and meaning and to experience relationships that are healthy and enriching.

Experienced and trained in working with people who are challenged by:


  • ADHD, ADD, Non-Verbal, and other Learning Difficulties

  • Anxiety/Worry/Panic Attacks

  • Depression/Suicidal Thoughts

  • Drug and Alcohol Concerns

  • Grief & Loss

  • Impulse Control

  • Managing Difficult Health Issues/Caregiving Stress

  • Parenting Concerns

  • PDD Spectrum

  • Phobias and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • School-Related Difficulties

  • Self Harm

  • Sexual/Intimacy Dissatisfaction

  • Sleep Issues

  • Social Challenges

  • Transitions - Divorce, Moving, New Family Structure, College Prep, etc.

  • Trauma

Services Offered:

  • Behavioral Treatment Plans

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • EMDR

  • Family Systems Therapy

  • IEP Consultation and Support

  • Mindfulness

  • Parenting and Co-Parenting Support and Coaching

  • Play Therapy

  • School Observation and Consultation with Teachers

  • Solution Focused Therapy

Education & Training

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, License #40928

  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University,

       Santa Barbara, CA

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University, Summa Cum Laude, San Luis Obispo, CA

Professional Affiliations    

  • Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

  • Member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

  • Serve on the Mental Health Committee of Project Avary – a non-profit improving life out-comes for children with parents in prison or jail

My relationships with family and friends nourishes me and helps me grow both personally and professionally.  I know the joys and challenges of raising teenagers and of being a partner in a marriage that spans more than two decades.  Also, I am a lover of nature, a love which is best realized riding my bike and running with my dog on the trails of Marin.