I believe that you deserve to be in a therapeutic relationship that is
safe, validating, and collaborative. We all deserve this :)
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,
I provide compassionate mindfulness-based trauma-informed therapy to individuals, couples, & families
struggling or needing support with:
- The Impact of Trauma
*Specializing in survivors of Sexual Trauma
- Complex Grief & Loss
- Relationship and Family Conflict
- Burn-out & Stress Reduction
Serving the SF Bay Area with 0ffice locations in San Francisco and San Mateo.
Online Therapy Available (to California Residents.)
Areas of Focus and Additional Training
Survivors of Sexual Trauma
I specialize in working with survivors of sexual trauma including sexual assault, covert and overt childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation. I have worked within the rape crisis movement for over 15 years.
I have served as a staff member at three local rape crisis centers including serving as the Director of Counseling for a local center. In addition to therapy services, I provide consultation and community trainings for therapists and counselors in working with survivors of sexual trauma.
I am deeply aware of the impact of surviving sexual trauma and offer a safe compassionate space for your healing journey. Click to read more..
I am a Certified Depth Hypnosis Practitioner. Depth Hypnosis is a modality, developed by Isa Gucciardi, PhD., that combines Hypnotherapy, Shamanism, Transpersonal Psychology & Buddhist Psychology practices. Depth Hypnosis offers support to the therapeutic process of increasing connection to oneself, connection to one’s own internal guidance, and in processing traumatic experiences and deep wounding.
What I appreciate about Depth Hypnosis is that it can be very resourcing and can offer a container for processing difficult material.
The ‘hypnosis’ in Depth hypnosis means a very relaxed meditative-like state where one is aware and in control the whole time. My use of this modality is trauma-informed and client led.
I have studied Depth Hypnosis with Isa since 2016 through the Foundation of The Sacred Stream. I’ve also received advanced training in energy work and Applied Shamanism. To learn more about Depth Hypnosis check out The Foundation of the Sacred Stream or Isa’s book Coming to Peace.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an integrative psychotherapy approach utilizing dual-attention in processing traumatic memories and beliefs about oneself connected to those memories in decreasing the level of distress associated with the trauma. As an EMDR-trained therapist, I am able to utilize this approach to therapy when clinically appropriate.
Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers
I have a deep understanding of the impact of Material Narcissism. I have experience working with the overt and covert abuse experienced by children of narcissistic parents; Especially daughters struggling with the impact of their mother's narcissistic traits while simultaneously trying to figure out how to navigate that relationship.
I have received certification in the 5-step Recovery Model for Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents by Dr. Karyl McBride author of Will I Ever Be Good Enough, Healing the Daughter of Narcissistic Mothers. The emotional neglect and abuse experienced by adult children of narcissistic parents often goes unidentified and yet the impact is so profound. We live in a culture that is often not open to acknowledging hurtful behaviors of mothers and is shaming toward those who talk about it. Working with a therapist who has specific knowledge of this issue and who can offer you validation, support, and openness to exploring the impact of the relationship with your parent(s) can be a important part to the healing process. Here is a link to more information about Maternal Narcissism.