Hello and welcome to my therapy website.  I practice holistic psychotherapy in the Noe Valley and Richmond neighborhoods in San Francisco, California through New Perspectives Center for Counseling.  Holistic or Integrative approaches consider the importance of multiple facets of a person’s experience, such as the physical, emotional, mental and psychosocial.  Mindfulness, or attention to the present moment, is a cornerstone of my work.  In addition to holistic approaches I also practice traditional talk therapy.  I combine methods that are both practical and depth-oriented, so that we work on developing skills for navigating challenges while also examining patterns and personal histories.  An overarching theme in my work with clients is developing a sense of worth and value in themselves.   I welcome people of all ages, ethnicities, genders and sexual preferences.

A sampling of issues I treat:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety & stress management
  • Relationships & communication
  • Grief & loss
  • Getting through stuck times
  • Transitions
  • Self-esteem & self-acceptance
  • LGBTQQI* & Straight clientele
  • Personal growth

*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, gender variant

Approaches I may draw upon:

  • Mindfulness
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Solution-focused techniques
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Somatic awareness
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

These modalities are integrated according to what seems most helpful, in concert with clients’ interest and comfort levels.