About Me & My Therapy Style

My Story

I believe most healers are drawn to this work from personal experiences.

At points in my life, I have sought out various types of help to support my physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Through these experiences, I grew personally and professionally and came to appreciate the value of growth in relationship to others.  For that reason, I want our work to be meaningful and effective. I am dedicated to ongoing professional education, growth and development. This helps to enrich my life, and supports my ability to provide the best care for my clients.

My Professional Experience

I have been in private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California since 2007

Since 2001 I have worked in a variety of mental health treatment settings. Prior to having my own private practice, I worked at UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Program for 5 years. I have been in private practice working primarily with adults since 2007. I have gained experience in working with individuals in crisis struggling with severe depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychosis, borderline personality disorder, suicidality, and self-injurious behaviors.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS#24059)
California Board of Behavioral Sciences


Master of Social Work
Columbia University
Master of Public Administration
Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts


It is important to me that psychotherapy
be more accessible to everyone. 

A big part of making psychotherapy more welcoming to all is valuing diversity. I value working with individuals of all genders.  I welcome all clientele regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, class, education, country of origin, health status, disability, sexual orientation, and/or any other forms of diversity.



On the outside, your life looks successful and nearly perfect. You’ve accomplished your goals, you’re driven, you have the degrees, the career, the financial status, and maybe even the relationship. Yet something tugs at you, saying you’re not there yet and you feel a sense of unhappiness or lack of fulfillment in your life.


You find yourself taking care of everyone else’s needs before your own. Other people come first – family, children, partners, friends, and even colleagues. You’re exhausted because you have neglected your own wants and needs. You’re feeling burned out and have a deep yearning for something more.

Emotional Regulation

You have had challenges forming healthy and stable relationships and have a fear of abandonment. You have difficulties with self-soothing. Your emotions shift quickly and you can have tendencies to be reckless or impulsive in your actions. You are looking for help in learning how to regulate your emotions and developing a stronger sense of self.


You struggle with healthy boundaries between work and life outside of work. You get your primary sense of self from your job. Work defines you and is your main identity. You find yourself dealing with high stress levels that impact your health and quality of life.

Young Adults Entering Adulthood

You’re between the ages of 17 and your mid-20’s and are seeking more independence and help navigating adulthood. Now you’re in transition from the life you knew, to being or wanting to be on your own.

Exposed to Mental Illness

You grew up with or currently have a family member who has a serious mental illness or a substance abuse disorder. Those relationships are challenging. You need support to establish boundaries, communicate effectively, and meet your needs.


Mental health and wellness is possible.

We have all experienced struggles that hold us back from living the life we desire most. Through online therapy in California or in-person therapy in San Francisco, we will uncover what challenges you are facing and work through them together. I offer free consultations to see if we are a fit and I welcome the opportunity to speak with you.