EDUCATION & TRAINING
I am a psychotherapist (Licensed Clinical Social Worker 67173) 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 and in getting you the support you need.
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. 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 manifests as external forces and internalized beliefs and helping clients create resistance, resilience, and healing. I work to create an environment of radical inclusivity for clients of all genders, sexual orientations, races, cultures, faiths, sizes, and lifestyles and I am a kink and poly aware therapist. I have particular experience in working with folks in the LGBTQIA+ population and in non-traditional relationship structures.
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