Professional, culturally-INFORMED Therapy
for individuals and Partnerships in THE EAST BAY
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic I am currently working remotely, via Zoom or by phone, for the safety of my patients and myself.
I believe that the challenges we face in our lives are invitations for us to grow. In our weekly sessions I will create a safe environment so you can actively engage in your own natural process of self-discovery.
My approach is warm, genuine, and inclusive. My practice is rooted in a relational, psychodynamic approach to healing, which emphasizes the importance of the present-moment relationship between the two of us, as well as ways in which your past may influence your present experience.
This focus on our relationship can be transformative, as patterns of experience you might struggle with in your other relationships naturally emerge in the safety of the therapy room, and we have a chance to together explore, understand, and ultimately empower you to shift what isn't working for you.
I know it takes effort for you and your partner to get to therapy. I'm here to help you navigate whatever has brought you in. I work in a down to earth, collaborative manner to create an emotionally safe environment for both people so that you can increase your self-understanding and empathy for your loved one. I commonly work with communication problems, loss of connection, bridging differences, managing strong feelings, sexuality issues and issues of responsibility.
To have a partner is a gift. It can also be a confusing array of conscious and unconscious feelings, hopes, expectations and dreams. Disappointment, isolation, resentment and discouraging fights often bring couples into therapy. I endeavor to offer a space that will allow you to strengthen your ability to communicate and repair before patterns become more ingrained and hurtful.
I honor diversity and welcome partnerships of all kinds, at all stages of relationship. This may include friendships in need of tending, strained sibling relationships, etc.