• No matter where you come from, and no matter what has happened, you can heal, change, and grow.


    Are you looking for a therapist who is skilled, warm, straightforward, and down to earth? If so, we might be a good fit.


    My passion is working with clients to help them recognize the strengths they already have, and helping them figure out the patterns in their lives that they have come to rely on that are no longer helpful and could be holding them back from the future and the relationships they want to create.


    My approach to providing therapy is Integrative. This is a form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit your individual needs as a client.


    I work with Individuals, Families, Couples, and Polyamorous Relationships. I am experienced in working with LGBTQQI issues. I am bilingual and can provide therapy in both English and Spanish.


  • General Therapy Practice


    Whether you are having difficulty adjusting to a life change that has occurred, or you are feeling stuck in some way and need some support in making the changes you desire, working with a therapist can be helpful. Feelings of grief, sadness, anxiety, stress, and other common concerns can be addressed in therapy.


    Family Therapy

    No individual exists or develops in a vacuum. Many times the best way to help an individual is through working with the entire family. This is more often true with children, but can be true of adults as well. Family therapy can be the primary intervention, or it can be included in individual therapy when appropriate.



    Relationship counseling can be helpful at all stages of a relationship.

    • New Relationships:  Therapy can help new couples clarify their common life goals and discover and resolve any differing expectations before they can cause resentment and disillusionment down the line.
    • Current Relationship Distress: Whether your relationship has been affected by addiction, infidelity, loss of intimacy, parenting difficulties, communication issues, or other stumbling blocks, therapy can help you find your way back to each other and prevent divorce or break-ups.
    • Separating Amicably: Making the choice to separate does not have to be all-out war. Therapy can help you separate in a way that minimizes the pain and damage that contentious separations can cause.  Therapy can help you sort out co-parenting issues, provide support with the emotional reactions to separating, and even help partners to do better in future relationships.

  • Adult Children of

    Alcoholics, Addicts, and other Difficult Childhoods

    Growing up in a home where things were rough, for any of a number of reasons, can leave legacy of sadness, anger, insecurity, and behaviors that once helped you survive but have since outlasted their usefulness. You may find that relationships are difficult, or that you keep choosing unhealthy partners. All of these things could be a result of the way you learned to live in this world, as a child in an unpredictable and possibly unsafe environment.


    The good news is that you don't have to be defined by your past. You can heal, and grow, and break free of the patterns that are no longer helpful in your life. It is possible to successfully break the cycle for yourself, and for your children should you have any.

  • Fees

    My fee for a 50 minute session is $150.

    I have limited sliding scale slots available.


    I accept credit cards, checks, and HSA payments


    I do not currently accept insurance, but do accept payment though Health Savings Accounts


    I can provide you with an out-of-network invoice to submit to your insurance to assist you in seeking reimbursement.

  • Contact me for a free 15 minute phone consultation

    (510) 629-9124


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  • About Me

    I am from New York City and I currently live in the East Bay. I have a BA Degree in Psychology from California State University East Bay and a Masters Degree in Social Work from San Francisco State University. My interpersonal style is warm, down to earth, and straightforward.


    I am a LCSW with 7 years of experience in working with individuals, couples, and families in various non-profit, school, and governmental settings. I am bilingual and bicultural.


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