- Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Master of Science, Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
I offer trauma-informed psychotherapy to adults across the lifespan. My areas of focus include, but are not limited to, individuals who are undergoing major life transitions, recovering from traumatic events, experiencing grief or loss, and navigating career or school-related issues. I also specialize in working with those who are directly or indirectly impacted by disability or illness.
As a therapist, I am warm, authentic, understanding, and direct. I use a collaborative and integrative approach rooted in person-centered, biopsychosocial, attachment-focused, trauma-informed, and existential frameworks. I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs as we work together to identify and navigate your path forward.
I am a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor based in Marin County, California. I currently offer therapy via phone or through a HIPAA-compliant video service for individuals living in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California. I received my bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley in interdisciplinary studies, where I focused on medical anthropology and disability studies. I received my master’s degree in clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling from San Francisco State University. I also have a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credential.
I’ve spent the past decade working in various social service and counseling roles, primarily in the public sector. Additionally, I have a strong background in qualitative research. My research experience, coupled with my public sector experience, informs my practice. I understand intersecting systemic barriers and have an inextinguishable curiosity about the human condition.
My clinical practicum and work experience have been centered around individuals living with disabilities and chronic health conditions, many of whom also hold other historically marginalized identities. I have provided clinical mental health counseling and clinical rehabilitation counseling in college and high school programs for students who live with disabilities, and in county behavioral health and state vocational rehabilitation settings. I have worked with clients from adolescence through end-of-life. Currently, I am working as a social worker in a public sector aging and adult services program.
I believe therapy is a collaborative and relational process. In our work together, I will integrate evidence-based approaches that are guided by and tailored to your individual needs and goals. I primarily draw from person-centered, biopsychosocial, existential, attachment-focused, and trauma-informed frameworks. I’ll meet you wherever you are in your journey with warmth, authenticity, and honesty. My empathetic and direct style can help us discover what healing and change look like for you.
- Young Adult: 18-25
- Adults: 25-65
- Seniors: 65+
- First Responders
- Gender Fluid or Gender Non-Conforming Individuals
- LGBTQIAA+ persons
- Persons Experiencing Grief and Loss
- Persons Recovering from Domestic Violence
- Persons Recovering from Traumatic Events/Experiences
- Persons with Histories of Physical or Emotional Abuse
- Persons with Disabilities
- Spiritual Seekers/Practitioners
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
My experience and specializations align well with supporting individuals through the COVID-19 pandemic. I can help you work through existential questions, expand your capacity to be with and respond to uncertainty and difficulty, adjust to shifting work, school, and social dynamics, and process changes in the health status of yourself or loved ones.
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I am currently accepting new clients. Please call me at (415) 483-9195 to schedule a free 15-minute initial consultation or your first appointment.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I am offering therapy to California residents by phone or online through a HIPAA-compliant video service. Once it is safe to meet in person again, I will offer both remote and in-person sessions.
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