Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

Great news! Just by being here, you’re taking a step towards a better life. Considering change is a big deal, and you’re on the right path. It only takes a few more steps to connect with me and find out if I’m the right therapist for you.

You deserve happiness and freedom from emotional pain and destructive patterns. Sometimes, having an objective therapist who listens without judgment and offers empathic, evidence-based therapy makes the journey easier. You can do this! Even if you’ve felt stuck for a long time, a few sessions can lead to significant changes.

Feeling “seen” is crucial, and with me, you don’t need to hide or pretend. I’ve been in this field since 1992, embracing people from all walks of life. No need for a facade of respectability or wellness – just be yourself. In teletherapy, you can even attend sessions from the comfort of your bed if needed. Come as you are, and let’s work towards positive change together!

Please call 415-873-9828 for a free 15 minute consultation to see if teletherapy with me is a good fit for you.

Family and Friends

Welcome! If you have a friend or family member dealing with mental health or substance-related issues, you’re in the right place. It can be tough when you want to support your loved one but aren’t sure how to navigate these challenges. I offer therapy and coaching tailored to various issues, like handling stress, setting boundaries, and supporting your loved one in seeking or sticking to treatment.

Whether you’re dealing with a loved one’s substance use disorder or evaluating a rehabilitation facility, I can provide guidance. With over 20 years of experience, including working at Seneca Family of Agencies and Edgewood Center for Children, I’ve supported families through various situations. Whether your family member is a child, adolescent, or adult, I’m here to help.

If you have a family member with a substance use disorder and you’re struggling to know how to help them, I highly recommend this book: Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening

To schedule an appointment, please call me at 415-873-9828

Information About Insurance

I currently don’t accept insurance directly, but I do give all of my clients a monthly “superbill” for potential reimbursement from your insurer. If you encounter any reimbursement challenges, I’ll support you in navigating the process, as I understand dealing with insurance can be stressful.

Additionally, it’s worth noting that if you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through your employer, therapy qualifies as a coverable expense and is fully reimbursable through your FSA.

Issues

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Stress
  • Depression
  • Divorce/Break-Ups
  • Drug Use
  • Family Conflict
  • Families/Friends of People with Addictive Disorders
  • Families/Friends of People with Mental Health Conditions
  • Gambling
  • Harm Reduction
  • Grief
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life Transitions
  • Men’s Issues
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues

Types of Therapy & Therapeutic Methods

  • EMDR
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Clinical Supervision and Consultation
  • Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT)
  • Harm Reduction
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Seeking Safety
  • Strengths-Based
  • Family Systems/Internal Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic/Rogerian
  • Relapse Prevention

To schedule an appointment, please call me at

415-873-9828

My Approach

Individual Therapy

In our sessions, it’s crucial to me that you feel acknowledged, valued, and that you get what you need, embracing the entirety of your unique identity, including aspects such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, diagnosis, or disability.

During therapy, we’ll not only explore the issues that brought you here but also delve into your goals and values. Our work aims to align with these, helping you live a life that feels meaningful and fulfilling.

I’ve worked with clients dealing with various challenges, such as life stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance overuse, eating disorders, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, personality disorders, and more. Whether triggered by a specific event or rooted in long-term issues like trauma or societal pressures, my goal is to collaboratively identify the causes of your issues and to enhance your coping skills.

My treatment approach is flexible and tailored to your needs and goals. I’m trained in various evidence-based practices, ensuring that our sessions suit you.

Once we establish goals in therapy, we’ll regularly review them to ensure you’re getting the support you want and need. If your goals evolve, we’ll adapt our approach accordingly. If you feel progress isn’t meeting your expectations, we’ll explore why and adjust my methods if we both agree it’s the best way forward. In some cases, we might realize you need expertise beyond my scope, and I’ll refer you to an appropriate practitioner.

Many individuals approaching therapy are unsure about change. While a part of them desires change, there are factors, whether internal or external, that maintain certain behavior patterns, offering some benefit but causing pain in other ways. I can help you navigate this process at your pace, addressing the underlying reasons for feeling stuck.

For those ready to embrace change, I support them in developing change plans, reinforcing their commitment, and providing assistance throughout the implementation process. To schedule an appointment, please call me at 415-873-9828.

 

 

 

 

Getting Started is Easy

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15 Minute Initial Consultation

First, if you’re shopping around for a new therapist (and you should shop to find a good fit) you may schedule an initial phone or video consultation with me to see if you’d like to book an appointment.

To schedule a consultation, please call me at 415-873-9828

Book Appointment

Next, once you and I decide that we’ll be working together you can book your therapy appointments online.

To schedule an appointment, please call me at 415-873-9828

1st Session!

Then next thing you know there you are at your first session online! You don’t even have to leave your apartment or house.

Contact Me

I'll be happy to help with any questions you may have.

You can reach me using this form, by phone, email or via my social media channels.  

For the quickest reponse, please call or text:

415-873-9828