I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a BART- accessible practice in Berkeley, CA. I have a MA in Social Clinical Psychology from New College of California, a degree that placed an emphasis on the ways in which constructs of race, power, gender, socio-economics, and sociopolitical environments impact individual and community identity, well-being, and health. I am also a candidate in psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. I am polyamory and non-monogamy informed; transgender, gender fluid, and nonbinary informed; and kink/BDSM aware (and friendly to all). I am also aware of systems of whiteness, race, gender, class, ability, and power, and work ongoingly to acknowledge, understand, and interrogate all participation in these systems.
My current resume includes:
Adjunct Clinical Faculty Collaborative Supervisor at the Wright Institute; Clinical supervisor and trainer for CIIS Community Mental Health The Clinic Without Walls; Clinical supervisor at Women's Therapy Center; Adjunct Supervisor at Access Institute; and clinical consultant for licensed therapists
Committee member of Focus On, which programs deep dives into offbeat psychoanalytic theories and practices
Committee member of PINC's new Community Mental Health Track of psychoanalytic training
Guest instructor and trainer for graduate psychology courses in trauma and psychodynamic technique and theory
Website collaborator and contributing blogger for Healing for Activists SF Bay Area
Past experience includes:
Lecturer and curriculum collaborator for UC Berkeley's Summer Bridge Program Wellness Courses
Two years of post-graduate training in relational, feminist, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and a third year of Advanced Training in Couples and Adolescent therapy at Women's Therapy Center
Pro-bono therapy for women with cancer through Women's Cancer Resource Center's free therapy program
Case management and job training to youth through the City of BerkeleyYouthWorks
School counselor for students at Francisco Middle School, Albany High School, and Fusion Academy Walnut Creek
Trained in sand tray therapy, non-directive play therapy, somatic attachment therapy, Hakomi (including Hakomi Trauma-focused training), guided imagery, mindfulness, DBT, modern psychoanalytic theory, and Ecotherapy
Developed curriculum for individuals learning how to love their bodies through deep listening, connecting with nature, and undoing toxic beliefs and negative self-talk
Fees & Insurance: My fee is $200 for 50 minutes. My sliding scale spots are extremely limited and are reserved for those interested in psychoanalysis and do not have access to financial resources. I do not accept insurance, but I can provide you with a receipt to send to your PPO for possible reimbursement. Call me for more information and we can discuss your needs and whether I can help.
Accessibility: Though my primary office is not wheelchair accessible, with advance notice I can arrange to meet you in an accessible office space.
Safer Space: As a white, able-bodied person, I work to be conscious of my privilege and the ways in which I am allowed to move freely, and not so freely, in the world. I am aware that racism, sizeism, ableism, ageism, and sexism (among many others) exist in a deep and long-standing way in this world and thus can emerge in our therapeutic dyad. It is my commitment to you that if you self-identify as a member of any non-dominant or marginalized social, political, sexual, economic, ethnic, or spiritual community or culture, I will work to be conscious, respectful, and aware in my work with you.
Professional Memberships: I am a member of the following clinical and professional organizations: