I have always known I wanted to be a therapist. My childhood heroes were Phil Donahue and Mr. Rogers. Phil always had a therapist of some kind on his shows, stepping back, looking at the system, addressing the feelings and deepening the audience’s understanding of the painful dynamics or “new” situations or ideas they were being exposed to. Mr. Rogers, well can you get a safer haven or a more secure base? He and Mr Rogers were my dream team.
Like most people, it wasn’t a straight line from dream to reality. After I exhausted all the other careers-of-avoidance, I finally admitted my true desire, and became a therapist. Being with people as they are in a live-moment of experience, acting a a guide, working with clients to bring more and more of themselves to life, is my life’s work..
I love my work. Whether I am sitting with a new parent in the depths of post- partum upheaval, a woman suffering through fertility treatments, a therapist seeking consultation, or someone fighting to say afloat amidst their own nameless dread and anxiety, I am right where I want to be.
Education, Training & Professional Affiliations
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), License #45795
MS in Counseling San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA
MS in Human Development, Wheelock College, Boston MA
BA in Psychology, Goucher College, Baltimore MD
AEDP, Level 2 Clinician (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
Ann Martin Children’s Center, Piedmont CA
The Talkline Family Support Center, San Francisco CA
Postpartum Support International
Mental Health Practice Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Interviews and Presentations
Presenter at Post Partum Stress International Conference, Philadelphia 2017
The Language of Infertility: Understanding the risks of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders with Infertile clients.