Berkeley psychotherapist for depression, codependency, and anxiety

Psychotherapy in Berkeley for depression, anxiety, self-esteem, eating disorders, gender identity, codependency, creative blocks, body love, alcoholic family systems, and historical relational and emotional trauma.

fall in love with your own vision.

You're brave. You're curious. You're thoughtful and creative- but sometimes your fear, anxiety, and inner critic trip you up. Maybe you're feeling blocked creatively or professionally, stuck in your relationships, unsure of where to go next in life, or you've lost sight of the person you want to be. Perhaps shame, depression, and anxiety about being seen creeps in and it feels hard to move forward. You want to fall in love with your own vision, but you find that old feelings and patterns keep getting in your way.

You’re used to being a solo flyer, but hiding yourself behind that wall isn't working for you anymore. psychotherapy can help.

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 afraid that other people can't tolerate our feelings, or because we haven't learned how to tolerate them ourselves. But that painful feeling tends 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? Maybe you’re thinking, why would I want to get to know these parts of me? What good would that do? You can learn, over time, 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.

Together, we can approach the things that seem unapproachable.

You are looking for a psychotherapist 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.

None of us can 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.

"the path is the goal"- chogyam trungpa

"the path is the goal"- chogyam trungpa

"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