Thank you for visiting my web site. I am a psychotherapist specializing in children, adolescents and their families, and I maintain my practice in a private office in San Mateo, CA. After studying at Sarah Lawrence College and UC Berkeley, I obtained my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology withan Emphasis in Depth Psychotherapy from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. I chose Pacifica because it is one of the very few programs in the United States which focuses on training Jungian and Depth oriented psychotherapists. Although I treat individual adults and couples, my passion is treating youths dealing with challenges like divorce and grief; or mental health issues like depression and anxiety. I love working with parents providing education, parenting skills, and emotional support.
Prior to opening my private practice, I worked in therapeutic educational settings, group homes for adolescents, and in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. I enjoy connecting with youths from all walks of life, and helping them build a sense of self founded on their values and unique talents. It is important to me that I help youths and their families determine and meet their own vision of what it means to be successful, happy and healthy.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, I grew up in the San Mateo area and attended the Nuevaand Crystal Springs Uplands Schools. I have an interest in the challenges of youths who are considered gifted or privielged. Prior to working in mental health, I had a career as a newspaper journalist.
I welcome your family into my practice, and hope you will contact me if you think I can help.
B.A. Sarah Lawrence College
M.J. UC Berkeley
M.A. Pacifica Graduate Institute
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 52034)
Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Member of the Northern California Regional Sandplay Society