I am a psychotherapist based in San Francisco. I work with individual adults and couples. I specialize in grief therapy and in supporting people with their relationship to money. My grief therapy clients are dealing with a major loss and use our therapy to make space in their life for grief—to express and process it, build skills to support and tolerate it, and learn from it. My money therapy clients often come to me wanting to change their relationship to inherited wealth or excess wealth, often stuck in indecision, secrecy, and/or isolation; our work supports clients to move their money behavior into alignment with their values and wishes.
I mainly practice psychodynamic and humanistic psychotherapies, bringing in other therapeutic practices depending on my clients' wants and needs. For relationship counseling, I'm trained in Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples which is helpful for improving communication and bonding. And because so many of us are struggling with sleep issues, I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.
Together we will create a supportive structure best for you. We can talk through the challenges you're dealing with, and notice and attend to the feelings that come up. It is healing to take the space to fully explore and express feelings that we usually hold in. I can also help you build skills to tolerate difficult feelings through somatic (body-based) and other cognitive-behavioral practices we can work with if you are interested. It's very often useful to understand how our individual and relational struggles are related to the systems of oppression we live in and were raised in. And together we can identify and bolster strengths and resources you already have—in yourself, your family, your communities, and your culture.
I offer free phone consultations to help decide whether working together would be of benefit for you.