I offer in-depth psychotherapy in my Berkeley office for the treatment of depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, mood disorders, eating disorders, and codependency, and to support explorations of gender identity, life transitions, and self-expression.
"not everything that is faced can be changed. but nothing can be changed until it is faced." -james baldwin
You're looking for psychotherapy in the Berkeley area because you want to relieve some of the stress of loneliness and anxiety, know yourself on a deeper level, and access the vitality that lives within you. You're curious, creative, and thoughtful, but fear, anxiety, and depression can derail your best intentions. When you feel blocked creatively or professionally, challenged by intimacy and relationships, or paralyzed by intense emotions, it's hard to see by yourself what may be going on underneath the surface. You and I can explore your emotions, thoughts, and patterns together to help you get to the heart of these challenges and understand yourself on a deeper and more fulfilling level. As you begin to understand yourself and your patterns, you can also begin to make meaningful room for your needs, joys, and desires.
staying hidden and cut off won't help you live a fulfilling and authentic life.
it's time to let yourself know you.
We are often taught that if we're experiencing a difficult or painful emotion, we should transform it, change it, push it away, and "feel better". Usually, that's because we're also taught that other people can't tolerate our feelings, which makes it hard to learn how to tolerate them ourselves. But painful feelings tend to come back, more tangled and thorny than before. So what if we actually stopped trying to push those feelings away, and learned to listen to what they have to teach us?
You can learn through psychotherapy how important all of you is in being who you are. You really can become connected to and guided by your intuition instead of feeling derailed by your emotions and the expectations of others- even when your feelings seem scary, overwhelming, and tangled up.
in psychodynamic talk psychotherapy, we can approach the things
that seem unapproachable.
You are looking for a psychotherapist in Berkeley who is easy to talk to, thoughtful, and non-judgmental to help you learn about the parts of you you've tried to push away or hide. I can help you understand what's feeding the patterns that make it hard for you to live the life you want. Call me today at 510-594-4035 for a free phone consultation to see whether we'd be a good fit to work together.
you don't have to do this alone.
We are all interconnected, and psychotherapy can help you breathe into your most vibrant and aware life, that takes into account all of you and helps you find deep and authentic connections within yourself and your relationships.
"And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers.... And new ones will find you and cherish you. ... And at last you'll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.” - Audre Lorde