I have been practicing psychotherapy in The Bay Area for the past 20 years. I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in 2000 and was licensed by CA Board of Psychology in 2004 (CA #19494). I completed doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships in neuropsychology at Laguna Honda and San Francisco General Hospitals and went on to work in the Over-60 Clinic at UCSF/Langley Porter before I started my private practice in 2007. Though I no longer provide neuropsychological testing, my training has given me an abiding appreciation for our nervous systems and the neurobiological underpinnings of who we are from infancy to late life.
To my psychotherapy practice I also bring a personal love of the arts, particularly dance and theatre, as well as a profound regard for physical practice, connection to the body, and all of the wonderful things that it can do and express. Though I spend much of my time sitting and listening, movement is an important part of my life as a regular student of dance and pilates. I also teach a cardio-dance class twice weekly. My training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 1), EMDR (Levels 2 + advanced seminars) and other integrative approaches to psychotherapy provide a framework for something I know intuitively; that the body and the mind are one, and living in and connecting from an integrated place are essential to well-being. I bring this, as well as a passion for social justice, a robust sense of humor, and deep well of compassion to my work. I feel deeply honored and hold genuine respect for clients engaged in the profoundly important undertaking of connecting to themselves.