Growing up I was taught the value of striving to make the world a better place. I also learned how hard this is when we don't examine ourselves more closely. Because therapy gets us more attuned and honest with ourselves and others, I see it as an important tool in creating a more sustainable way of life for us all. Therefore I bring a social and environmental justice and artistic lens to most things I do.
I received a Masters in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. While in school and since I've worked with a diverse range of adults, couples, families, groups, and children in counseling centers, a hospital, and a public school. Now I split my time between my private practice and hosting my podcast, A Therapist Walks Into a Bar.
In my therapy practice and podcast, I'm a regular contributor to Psyched in San Francisco Magazine, Huffington Post and am occasionally published elsewhere in internet land. I also serve on the board for the San Francisco Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists where I'm dedicated to finding ways to support therapists and help modernize by increasing diversity in the field and making better use of technology to reach our communities.
My specialties include: