Welcome. I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in Berkeley with 20 years of clinical experience. I currently work with individuals and couples, specializing in the areas of depression and anxiety, illness, loss and grieving, women’s health (including prenatal and postpartum adjustment), life transitions, spirituality and creativity. I have particular expertise in working with young adults, couples, caretakers, and those with perinatal mood disorders.
I believe in taking a developmental approach to psychotherapy, identifying when difficulties first emerged, and then understanding them within the context of the individual's life. This can help one to choose how best to relate to personal challenges. I firmly believe in the innate resilience of all people to heal if given the space and time.
I work to facilitate a deep inquiry into what has blocked the healing process and help you to recognize how to thrive. The therapeutic process is progressive, and can thus be used to help you build the optimal life that you envision for yourself.
"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that something deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit."