EDUCATION & TRAINING
I am a psychotherapist (Licensed Clinical Social Worker 67173) and Certified Group Psychotherapist practicing in Oakland, CA. Reaching out for a phone consultation or an in-person meeting is the first step in finding out if we are the right fit to work together.
My work is grounded in a relational psychodynamic approach. This means believing that lasting change comes from exploring and freeing oneself from the underlying causes of symptoms and repetitive patterns. Our relationship in the room provides a pathway to healing as well as understanding some of the wounding that has happened in your relationships. In the room together, we will experiment with new ways of being and find more space to know and accept your internal world. I utilize mindfulness and body-based interventions to help clients increase their awareness and intimacy with their emotional landscape.
I also use a social justice lens in my work, which means that I am attending to the ways in which oppressions manifest as external forces and internalized beliefs and helping clients create resistance, resilience, and healing. I work to create an environment of radical inclusivity for all clients and have comfort and experience working with a diverse range of clients- racially, culturally, and folks from the LGBTQIA+ community and those in non-traditional relationship structures.
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