Much of my work is with individuals, couples, and adolescents who are confronting depression, anxiety, and major changes in life.
I draw from family systems, human development, and attachment theory to understand how my clients orient to relationships, work, and play. My approach is a psychodynamic one, and my strategy makes use of methods such as Internal Family Systems, Hakomi, Authentic Movement, Sensory Awareness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Nonviolent Communication, and Focusing.
My undergraduate studies in writing and literature at the University of Vermont instilled in me a fascination with people in the ways we think and behave. I knew a degree in psychology was the next step.
I studied somatic psychology, with a focus on marriage and family therapy (MFT), at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Somatic psychology uses the body as a tool for connecting with inner experience, a readily available tool from which to launch a journey into deeper understanding.
I am currently studying internal family systems therapy (IFS). This evidence-based method provides a framework within which individuals and couples alike can gain clarity in what seems like murky waters.
My office is just two blocks from San Rafael's Fourth Street.
Hours include evening and weekend appointments.
Parking is available on site.