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    MY BACKGROUND

     

     

     

     

     

  • I am a licensed psychotherapist with nearly ten years of mental health experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, and groups in San Francisco and the East Bay.

     

    Prior to opening my private practice I worked and trained in various counseling settings including a San Francisco LGBTQQIA+ Therapy collective; a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center for formerly incarcerated men in Oakland; a high school based wellness center in San Francisco's Mission District; and The Psychotherapy Institute, a community based low fee clinic and advanced training program in Relational Psychodynamic Therapy based in Berkeley.

     

    Over the past two decades through my education, work, and personal life I have pursued an ongoing engagement in culturally critical processes in order to examine and question the concepts of privilege, silence and voice; and to explore the formation of identities through issues such as race/ ethnicity, social and cultural theory, social economic class, gender and sexual orientation.

     

    From this background I have developed a therapy practice with a firm grounding in relational and psychodynamic psychotherapy with a sociocultural lense. To insure I offer my patients the best care possible I participate in a rigorous discipline of professional education and consultation on a regular basis.

    AFFILIATIONS

    • World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH)
    • The Psychotherapy Association for Gender & Sexual Diversity (Gaylesta)
    • Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California 
    • Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
    • The Psychotherapy Institute
    • Bay Area Open Minds
    • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists + SF Chapter
    • National Board for Certified Counselors