I am a psychotherapist based in San Francisco. I work with individual adults and couples in all kinds of situations and specialize in grief therapy and in supporting people with their relationship to money.
I am trained in and mainly practice psychodynamic (relational) and humanistic psychotherapies, bringing in other therapeutic practices depending on my clients' wants and needs. 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.
For relationship counseling, I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, which you can read about here. Relationship counseling can support romantic couples, friends, roommates, siblings, adult child-parent relationships, and could include other dyads or triads.
I offer free phone consultations to help decide whether working together would be of benefit for you.