I received my Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and my Master’s in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California (License Number 86497). I have worked and trained in community based programs for much of my career, since graduating with my MSW in 2002. I have specialized training in trauma-informed care and in working with children, adolescents and families.I am also trained to work with adults and couples. In my practice I see people of all cultural backgrounds, sexualities and gender identities.
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Common concerns include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and relationship difficulties. With children, their feelings and symptoms may present as behavioral difficulties at home or at school.
I have a psychodynamic and relational orientation and integrate many modalities into my work, including art, mindfulness and skill-building strategies. Every person I work with is an individual, with their own history, strengths, needs, worldview, and learning style and I tailor my approach with this in mind.
Please feel free to contact me with questions or to schedule an initial free
20 minute phone consultation.