2120 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Marriage and Family Therapist
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
Although often difficult periods of change can give us opportunities to bring our lives more in alignment with what has true value and meaning for ourselves. I work with people during important transitions in their lives, for instance when starting or leaving a significant job or relationship.
Communication, trust, intimacy and/ or sexual issues with your partner? I am very comfortable working with traditional, alternative and queer partners. I assist you and your partner to develop better communication and understanding around sensitive topics such as betrayal, intimacy and trust.
As former Director of the Eating Disorders program at Community Institute of San Rafael, Marin, I work with people who obsess that if they only had the perfect weight their lives would work out. So many of us through over dieting and body hatred have lost our connection to ourselves. The body instead of being home for our psyche/ spirit becomes the battleground. I work with clients to get off the fasting/ feasting cycle and reclaim their appetite for life using the Health at Every Size philosophy (HAES.)
Do you feel emotionally stuck in the past? You might be suffering from trauma. I help my clients move through past traumatic experiences using EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) This well researched method has fast and effective results. I also help my clients release the cellular and muscular memory of the trauma (which is where trauma is often stored) using somatic psychotherapy. This is an approach that taps into body awareness and mindfulness, which does not involve touch.
More info about my practice: As an astrologer I give readings and teach beginner's astrology classes in Marin and San Francisco. Some of my clients find astrology a useful adjunct to their therapy, as it can provide a new and transpersonal perspective on an old issue or problem.
|Practice Specialties or Interests:
in bold text)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
|Additional Demographic Expertise:
Masters in Psychology
California Institute of Psychotherapy, 1994
|Additional Licenses/ Certifications:
||Director of the Eating Disorders Program at the Community Institute of Psychotherapy (San Rafael)
EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) Trained
CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) Certified for Groups
|CAMFT (California Institute of Marriage and Family Therapists) Member|
|EMDRIA ( Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association) Member|
|NCGR (National Council for Geocosmic Research) Member|
||$150 per session for individuals/ couples
Sliding Scale offered
Managed Health Network (MHN)
Additional Plans Not Listed
|Insurance and Billing Instructions:
||I accept PPO insurance with all insurance companies which cover out-of-network providers.
I am also a provider with numerous EAP's (Employee Assistance Programs)
Fee is arranged with client prior to 1st session.
||8am- 9pm Mon-Fri
101 N or S- take Stinson Beach exit- follow signs for Stinson Beach- About 1 mile from the exit veer right onto Loring ave- at the top of Loring make a hard left on West California Ave.