I have a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and possess a Bachelors of Fine Art degree in Photography. Prior to starting a private practice in Lafayette, I worked for two years in a community mental health center in San Francisco where I served a diverse population. I spent time working at a local middle school providing counseling for adolescents and teens. My passion is supporting people who wish to recover from childhood trauma so they may become who they were always meant to be.
I am a depth psychotherapist. I care about helping you to find your inner voice so you may lead a deeply fulfilling and meaningful life. I want you to be able to make conscious choices about what you want and need which can guide you to unleash your unique nature and talents. This means not being solely directed by other people’s needs or by society’s “shoulds” and “have-tos”. This means being better able to weather the storms of life. This means following your true self.
I don’t assume symptoms are pathology. I see them as clues to unresolved needs, pain and patterns of behavior that can cause suffering, longings for relief and the need for a deeper sense of meaning in your life.
I have devoted more than twenty-five years to the study and experience of various forms of mysticism, depth psychotherapy, dream work, active imagination and Jungian analysis. I have attended seminars at the CG Jung Institute in San Francisco and Los Angeles and currently serve on the board of the Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco and the board of the Bay Area Psychotherapy Institute in Lafayette.
Prior to my clinical training, I spent over seven years providing emotional support and intake services to parents of children with special needs.
- CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
- East Bay Chapter of CAMFT