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More About My Approach

Two Dried Leaves


Anxiety can feel overwhelming but learning techniques to manage it is liberating. I use various practices and techniques, rooted in mindful awareness, to help you recognize and understand your feelings. Once the belief systems that fuel the anxiety are uncovered, we can work towards a level of acceptance so that you can slow down your responses to stimuli, calm your nervous system and settle in to your life in a more easeful and relaxed state. Freedom from anxiety will open up your world in unimaginable ways!

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” 

                                                     - Anais Nin




Relationship Issues

In working with relationship issues, I will support you in focusing on your role in the relationship in order to uncover your unmet needs. I will work closely with you to explore emotional triggers so you can identify your needs and gain clarity around how you “show up” in the relationship. All of us have a relational stance that shapes our interactions in relationship. You may not realize you are caught in a dance with your loved one and that shifting your actions can change the way the other responds. I will support you in understanding your stance in order to create space for more effective communication, greater opportunities for connectedness and increased intimacy


"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want."

                                                                – Lao Tzu


Recent Reads


Books to Help with Anxiety


Books to Help with Depression


Books on Mindfulness

Foggy Pier


Depression can show up differently in individuals. You may cry frequently, feel irritable or have difficulty feeling anything. You may feel as if your life lacks meaning and there is little joy in your daily routine. You may yearn for deeper connections to others or more fulfilling work/home life. You find it hard to make decisions and constantly second guess yourself, which leaves you feeling stuck and hopeless.

In working with depression, I will support you while we explore the painful emotions and negative thought patterns that sit alongside the feelings. Increased clarity around challenging mental/emotional states can shift the way you relate to these feelings and lead you toward a more fulfilling life. As the depression lifts and you tap into what is most important, you will begin to feel increased joy. Your energy will improve and you will notice a restored sense of hope.

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

                                                           - Brene Brown

Book Club



Have you ever wondered how people develop meaningful friendships in adulthood? Do you want to explore the ways in which you relate to others? In her new book, Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make–and Keep–Friends, Dr. Marisa Franco invites us to consider the vital role of friendship in our lives. Research shows that we all have the capacity to cultivate strong and enduring friendships as adults. What are we waiting for? Let’s find ways to meet our need for connection together!  

Please join me for a therapeutic book club. Over the course of our 6 weeks together, we will read Dr. Franco’s book and discuss our responses to the ideas she raises in a supportive and encouraging environment. 

Wednesdays,  6:30 - 8:00 pm

February 8 - March 15, 2023 

Meets in-person at HAVN Collective

3329 Sacramento Street, SF

$210  (6 meetings)

DISCLAIMER: Though this book club is facilitated by a licensed therapist, it is not a substitute for psychotherapy or group counseling. The sole purpose of the book club is to provide psycho-education and information to those who choose to participate.

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