My Approach To Therapy
My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a 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 relational lens, I use evidence-based attachment and relational-cultural theory to inform my thinking.
The emphasis of this style of therapy is on developing psychological health from participation and engagement in healing relationships; Relationships that have the capacity to provide accurate reflection and attunement to your needs and feelings, while holding you in the context of your familial, cultural and ancestral lineage.
Together, we will draw on your strengths as we simultaneously bring more awareness to the ways your 'unconscious' thoughts/dreams, feelings and behaviors are impacting you, your relationships and life overall.
We will explore the issues, concerns and challenges that are coming up for you in the present. 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.
Over time, our insight into your psychological landscape, combined with the evidence-based 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 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
Depression & Anxiety (including PMADs)
Grief & Loss
Relationship & Communication Difficulties
Origins of Anger, Rage & Shame
Sex & Intimacy Concerns
Pregnancy & Postpartum (including teens and young adults)
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.