Life's journey can get confusing and painful at times, particularly times of our greatest growth and change. Understanding the challenging times and seeing them as awakenings within ourselves to live a fuller, more joyful life creates our honorable journey.

My job is to increase your awareness..... to give you more choices....creating more power within you.

As a therapist for almost 30 years, I have had the privilege of working with individuals, couples, adolescents and families. The universal desires seem to include: growth, healing, experiencing deeper connection and greater joy in life. Life is complex and messy, and we are all evolving.

Coming to therapy usually means something within you or your family is needing to grow, and we all need trail guides from time to time.  Someone that knows the paths and can walk with you and make sure you have the tools you need to get you to your destination safely.  

The main psychological approaches I use are Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Compassion- Focused, Cognitive- Behavioral and Narrative therapies.

My style is interactive and honoring of the relationship we create, and what you need. 

Therapy can be short term to fix a problem and gain some tools, or a longer process of self-discovery and deeper change.


  • Licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist - 27 years
  • Private Practice Therapy in the Bay Area – 27 years
  • Adjunct Professor - University of San Francisco, Graduate Programs – 20 years
  • Community Mental Health Counselor/ Educator – 15 years
  • Masters in Counseling Psychology,  California Institute of Integral Studies


I currently do not take insurance, but I will gladly provide you with an invoice for  reimbursement from your insurance carrier or a medical spending account.