Couples Counseling & Marriage Counseling

Are you looking to to increase honest communication, bring about understanding and empathy, or establish or rebuild trust and safety? As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I am uniquely qualified to work with relationships both traditional and non-traditional. I have training and experience working with couples counseling and marriage counseling and provide psychotherapy / counseling to the Oakland and Alameda area.

I work with relationships of all types including non-monogamous couples, non-married couples, married couples, poly relationships, siblings, LGBT/ lesbian and gay partners or marriages, and trans partners or marriages.

If you are looking to find greater joy, less conflict, and more understanding I may be able to help. Call me for more information.

Psychotherapy: East Bay, Oakland & Alameda

I was educated and trained in the East Bay and work with individuals and couples. I help people create lasting change, develop mindfulness skills, increase self-awareness and find more balance and joy in their lives.I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in the Grand / Lake Merritt area of Oakland providing Individual psychotherapy in the East Bay and Alameda area.

While I welcome and work with people from all backgrounds, I have a special interest in working with anxiety and depression, and helping people develop tools to decrease anxiety and stress. I also work with individuals struggling with Self-Criticism, Self Image, and Self-Esteem, Relationship Issues, and Life Transitions.  

I work withCouples, Individuals, Young Adults, and LGBT-QI populations.

Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Depression

I work with those experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, and social anxiety. I have advanced training and experience helping those with excessive worry, self criticism, and chronic or acute stress. I work with depression, helplessness, as well as self defeating thoughts and behaviors that often accompany anxiety and stress. Working together, I will help you learn ways to work with worry and excessive and repetitive thoughts and to learn to take reasonable and responsible risks. I am a trauma informed therapist and recognize that anxiety can stem from a history of trauma, abuse, and PTSD.

I am trained in multiple approaches including Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Mindfulness Based therapy, Somatic psychotherapy, and psychoanalytic / psychodynamic psychotherapy - all of which can help alleviate uncomfortable symptoms.

To find out more about my services or schedule an appointment, contact me by email or phone 510-545-4175