Life is both beautiful and heartbreaking. All humans encounter old age, sickness and death. We also live in a society where people are isolated from each other, lack access to green spaces, nature, community, and higher purpose.
Traveling through life feels better when there's someone with you. As a therapist I listen deeply to you, feel your struggles and joys, sit in your discomfort, offer support and clarity.
I am a therapist offering services to adults and adolescents. I shine when working with intimacy issues, emotional overwhelm, queer, trans, non-binary and gender-expansive identities, and spiritual/existential concerns. Currently my caseload is 40% adolescents and 60% adults. My clients are mostly trans and non-binary folks, as well as cisgender women who have big emotions and are tired of feeling confined in their lives.
My style is relational-- meaning I am a real person who is invested in forming a relationship with you that feels good and facilitates healing. In session, we will co-create a space where you can grow in the ways you need.
I also have a passion for working with teens and young adults. As a San Francisco native and previous high school academic tutor, I can empathize with the uniquely overwhelming pressure of the Bay Area high school experience. I feel particularly called to work with teens who are socially anxious, shy, perfectionists, overachievers, autistic, have learning disabilities or ADHD, or are questioning their gender and sexuality.
Scientific research has shown that the best predictor of success in therapy is the strength of the relationship we form together. In other words- we have to like each other! I encourage you to reach out and see if the vibe is right, and to trust your intuition. There's no forcing a good connection.