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Education & Training 

Ph.D. East-West Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies. San Francisco, CA

M.A. Clinical Social Work

Smith College. Northampton, MA

Bowdoin College. Brunswick, ME

Gabor Matés Compassionate Inquiry® Approach

Year-Long Training Training and Certification, 2022 - 2023

Psychoanalytic Psychology: Weekly Seminar & Clinical Discussion

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Study: Year-Long Study, 2018-2019

EMDR Training and Certification

Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute, 2017

Jungian Psychology: Weekly Seminar & Clinical Discussion

Completion of 2 previous year-long study group intensives, 2013-2015

B.A. Sociology


In Depth

I received a masters in social work at Smith College School for Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Bowdoin CollegeThis education provided both theory and practice to engage the tension between individual health and creativity in relation to the failures of society.

While attending Smith College, I interned on the children's psychiatric unit at Providence Behavioral Health Hospital as well as at South Shore Mental Health providing outpatient therapy to adults.

Post-masters, I worked as a therapist at a middle school in Oakland for three years and then as a therapist/care-coordinator with Bay Area kids and teens in the child welfare and/or juvenile probation systems.  During this time, I completed two year-long post-graduate trainings at the Jung Institute of San Francisco.

While working as a therapist for six years at one of the first gender-affirming community medical clinics in the country, I also was a per diem emergency room social worker and attended a year-long psychoanalytic course at Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology.  

To integrate my professional experiences with a critical-contemplative lens, I started a doctoral program in East-West psychology at California Institute of Integral Psychology.

I began my private practice after finishing my doctoral coursework and went on to complete my PhD.  This education provided both theory and practice to approach the crisis and elegance of individual health in response to the failures of Western psychology

Over 20 years of a regular meditation practice, dancing, and love of the outdoors also inform how I work.


Contact Me

Please inquire about my fee.  My fee ranges between $140 and $175.  I try to make psychotherapy accessible to people with varied socioeconomic circumstances so please inquire about sliding scale.

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