Psychotherapy for helpers, creative folks, and changemakers in the SF Bay Area.
Therapists: Use your whole self in your work, deepen your practice, and navigate vicarious trauma through therapy or clinical consultation.
Teachers: Burnout is real. I can help you prevent overwhelm, and tap in to what fuels your creativity and passion.
Musicians and artists: I can support you in deepening your creative work, and moving through creative blocks.
Start-up professionals: Feel less stressed, navigate relationship and family expectations, and manage work-life balance.
Young people and adolescents: You don't have to navigate the unknown alone. I can help you explore your excitement about the future, self-image and self-esteem, and developing your own identity.
Changing the world is not an easy task. You have a passion for finding creative solutions to the world's problems, and a deep sense of justice. But changing the world starts with self-awareness, and if you're anything like most people, your shame and inner critic does whatever it can to block you from bringing light to your darkest corners. If you ever feel self-critical, stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, or completely burnt out by everything you're trying to do, I can help.
I am skilled at diving deep and making links between parts of you that might have been pushed aside in order to cope with an overwhelming experience. For ten years, I have helped people de-escalate that critical inner voice so that there is more room and energy to play around in all the complexity of what it means to be human, and to be YOU. I also enjoy helping people process grief and loss from death, and reconfiguring themselves after life transitions. Together, and at your own pace, we will get to know the parts of yourself that might feel afraid, hidden, and vulnerable. Facing your fear and shame in a warm and containing environment can help liberate you from the ways you unconsciously keep yourself stuck. Over time, you can become more aware of your feelings, needs, and desires, and feel more confident and powerful in your life.
It's time to stop hiding. Let me help you live the life you desire.
Call me at my Berkeley office, 510-594-4035, for a free phone consultation today.
"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