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May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

-Nelson Mandela




I am a Bay Area local with over 10 years of experience helping people, as a therapist, caregiver, mentor, and teacher. I work with people of all ages through difficult and exciting life changes, including trauma, disability, addiction, struggles in primary relationships, early parenthood, family conflict and change, caregiving, exploration of gender and sexuality, and more. I’m also a sister, mother, neuroscience nerd, compulsive journal writer, bicycler, and very slow reader.

I am deeply committed to social justice and honoring the differences that make us who we are.

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #144489

  • Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #9891

  • Masters in Counseling, concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy & Professional Clinical Counseling, California State University East Bay

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship

  • Internal Family Systems Circle training

  • Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Brandeis University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California Berkeley

  • ​Couples, both planning and struggling 

  • Parents and children (including adult children!)

  • People who identify as neurodiverse

  • Anyone undergoing a big change (relationship, school/college, career, gender, empty nest, peri-menopause, employment, disability)

  • Folks who want to talk about sex/sexuality

  • Adult and teen children of alcoholics/addicts

  • Caregivers

  • Anybody else who finds a good fit with me


​I will help you to connect with yourself and other people, in times of commitment, boredom, trouble, confusion, or celebration. If you wish to investigate a difficult past along the way, I will be with you; that decision is yours. I work with the inner parts of my clients when they are in conflict in order to restore peace. Neuroscience taught me that the brain and body are one, and tuning in to somatic (body) experience is one way I work, whether indoors or out, writing or reenacting, meditating or "just" talking. I meet you where you are, and together we find a way forward. This is true whether you are 8, 18, or 8o.



Schedule a free 15-minute consultation! You can use the form or call, text, or email me directly. 


(415) 488-5217



Lafayette, CA, South Berkeley, CA, 

or online

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