I moved to Oakland 9 years ago from the San Jose area to be part of the diversity and social justice movements that are core values to many in the East Bay.
In my twenty years of working in the mental health field, I have always been fortunate to work with a wide range of clients. Encouraging exploration of how race, age, spiritual beliefs, sexuality, and socioeconomic status impacts our lives.
I believe everyone has the right to love whomever their heart is attracted to and the experience of being judged for this, or for other differences, is deeply wounding to the individual and our world.
I am personable and relatable in my therapeutic approach. My clients describe being excited for their therapy day, as a gift of self-care they benefit from. Humor is as welcomed as tears. While therapy is not a magic wand that wipes away all heartache. It is an experience where you will learn to appreciate both your pain and laughter. And my hope is you will become more attuned and capable of feeling your full emotional spectrum as a gift, and not an overwhelming experience.