My Approach To Therapy

My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a lasting and genuine healing relationship, one where you feel supported to express yourself authentically and make the changes necessary in your life to live wholeheartedly.

Working from a psychodynamic lens, the emphasis of therapy is on bringing more awareness to the ways your 'unconscious' thoughts, feelings and behaviors are impacting you, your relationships and life overall.

This can include pain (emotional and physical) from unresolved early childhood experiences or traumas, current relationship difficulties, familiar patterns of behavior that don't seem to be solving your problems, chronic stress, addiction, insomnia and many other personal challenges you may be facing right now.

Together we will explore the issues, concerns and challenges that are coming up for you and how they are getting in the way of you living the life you want. Over time, our insight into your psychological landscape, combined with the emotional skill set therapy brings can greatly increase your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.

Please contact me if you are interested in exploring psychotherapy. I would be honored to work with you.


  • Individuals, Couples & Families

  • Unresolved Childhood Wounds & Inter-generational Trauma

  • Pre-Conception, Pregnancy & Postpartum &/or Becoming Parents

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Grief & Loss

  • Relationship & Communication Difficulties

  • Origins of Anger, Rage & Shame

  • Multi-Heritage Couples & Families

  • Racial Identity Challenges for White People

  • Sex & Intimacy Concerns

  • Reshaping Toxic Masculinity


If you are ready to make a therapy appointment please call or e-mail me to set up a time to meet in person. I see patients in Oakland, CA.


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