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A Strength Based Approach to Improving
Your Life and Relationships

My guiding principle in psychotherapy is grounded in assisting you
to access and develop your existing strengths and inner wisdom,
to improve your quality of life and relationships.

Extensive Experience

Work/Life Balance

Stress Management

Couples Therapy


Social & Other Phobias


Life Transitions


LGBTQ+ Issues

High-Functioning Autism
Assessment & Ongoing Therapy

Live an intentional, deliberate & curated life

About Me

​I have extensive experience working in my own private practice for 14 years, the University of California San Francisco for 14 years, and Google Wellness Clinics for 5 years.
I provide psychotherapy services to adults and couples in New York and California. I will assist you in facing challenges from a strength-based approach by helping you harness your own inner wisdom and internal resources.


My approach is one of integrated modalities including deep psychodynamic work, evidenced-based therapies, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based modalities. I integrate the modalities best tailored to suit your needs and wants. The goal is that of achieving measurable and observable improvements in your internal and external life and relationships.
Fundamentally, my work is to assist you to gain a sense of agency in increasing their quality of life by utilizing and building your own strengths. The bedrock of my approach is developing a warm and empathic connection with you in the therapeutic alliance.


Doctor of Psychology (PhD) Clinical Psychology

California School of Professional Psychology (2010)

Master's Degree (MA) in Marriage and Family Therapy
New College of California  (2005)

Bachelors (BA) Double Major in Molecular Cell Biology, Psychology, and Pre-Med
University of California Berkeley (1994)



Multicultural Student Award 
Community Behavioral Health Services, San Francisco Department of Public Health 

Fellow of Mental Health Services Act 
California School of Professional Psychology

Murray Bilmes Scholarship Award 
California School of Professional Psychology

Staff Performance Award for Exceptional Contributions and Service
University of California San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry 


APA Accredited Postdoctoral Training 

University of California San Francisco 

APA Accredited Postdoctoral Training

Mission Mental Health,

San Francisco Department of Public Health


I am an out-of-network provider. Many of my patients have PPO insurance, which will reimburse a percentage of costs once your deductible is met. Since insurance plans vary widely, my administrative coordinator can assist you in determining your specific coverage.


I accept FSA and HSA cards and standard forms of payment.   

Contact Me

​Call or email today to set up a free initial consultation.

Tel: 415-439-3795



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