703 Market Street, Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94103
Consultation Services to Employers
Employee Assistance Counseling
Consultation for Students & Educators
Consultation for Researchers & Lab Directors
Are you facing changes or challenges that you want to work through in safety and confidence? Troubled by work, school, relationships, or parenting? Fighting depression, anxiety or life-limiting patterns or rules? Ready for a new beginning?
For better and worse, our experience is shaped by expectations and habits that are maintained by loyalty to important relationships, and by cycles of confirming experience. They affect our relationships, happiness, and success.
Therapy can help. Hurtful expectations and habits can be retired, and new habits of relating to life and others can be implicitly learned, or chosen and implemented. In my practice, therapy is as diverse as my clients, following from their deepest and increasingly explicit goals, and their changing moods and preferences.
Growing out of a shy childhood and an early adult focus on physics and neuroscience, my own ongoing journey is one of growing inner safety for emotional presence and integration of thought and feeling, with ever less dependence on youthful habits of “emotional survival.”
In ten years as a therapist, I have worked with people facing challenges associated with growing up, parenting, generational differences, displacement, work communication and organization, career transitions, substances, sexual preference, ADHD, learning disorders, multiple stressors, grief, depression, anxiety, abuse, neglect, bizarre experiences and relationship issues. My clients often fear that their problems will be overwhelming. Paradoxically, even when experiences are frustrating, grim or frightening for clients, sharing them in therapy is typically relieving, enlivening and even joyful. Alternatives then become possible.
|Practice Specialties or Interests:
in bold text)
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Issues of Displaced People
Professional Issues & Self Care
|Additional Demographic Expertise:
B.A. in Physics & Biophysics
U.C. Berkeley, 1987
Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Physiology
Yale University, 1995
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
Wright Institute, 2006
|Alameda County Psychological Association|
|American Psychological Association|
|California Psychological Association|
|San Francisco Psychological Association|
|San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group|
|San Mateo County Psychological Association|
|Santa Clara County Psychological Association|
|Society for Neuroscience|
||Full fee is $185 with sliding scale to $120, and beyond for students with financial constraints.
Will assist clients seeking reimbursement from insurance
|Insurance and Billing Instructions:
||I accept Victims of Crime insurance, and provide bills suitable for reimbursement for clients with out-of-network insurance coverage.
||Friday, by appointment
Don't drive, but if you must there's a parking garage just south of Market on 3rd. Office is in Central Tower on corner of Market and 3rd.
||My offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Berkeley are all wheelchair accessible.
| Additional Information
|In Practice Since: 2003|
|Accepting New Clients: Yes|
|Sliding Fee Scale: Yes|
|Prescribe Medication: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes|
|Public Transportation: Yes|