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 social justice lens, I use evidence based research in relational theory to inform my thinking.
The emphasis of this style of therapy is on developing psychological health from participation and engagement in relationships that value and have the capacity to provide accurate reflection, attunement and present attention to your needs.
So, just as wounding happens in relationships, especially early and primary ones, healing can take place within relationships as well.
Together, we will bring 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.
We will explore the issues, concerns and challenges that are coming up for you in the present and identify 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.
I WORK WITH a diverse population of people in my practice and consulting business and welcome all sexual orientations, gender definitions (or lack thereof), races, cultures, political views and any other life preferences in to my practice.
Groups, Individuals, Couples & Families
Unresolved Childhood Wounds & Inter-generational Trauma
Pre-Conception, Egg Freezing & Infertility
Pregnancy & Postpartum (including teens and young adults)
Depression & Anxiety (including PMADs)
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.