Do you want to make changes in your life and are not sure where to start?
You are not alone and I'm here to help. Finding a therapist when you are struggling can be overwhelming. My aim is to provide a supportive, nonjudgemental setting, where you feel accepted, understood and safe. As a caring, compassionate and open-minded therapist, I work collaboratively with you to nurture personal growth and healing.
I believe we are all dynamic beings who need help at times, so it's not about finding a diagnosis, it's about finding relief from suffering and increasing a sense of well-being. Therapy can help you to move forward, building resilience, gaining new insights, abilities, and a better sense of yourself.
Some reasons people see me include:
Work stressors, especially for healthcare providers
Grief, depression and/or anxiety
Issues related to Cancer or Neurological disorders (such as, Dementia, Parkinson's or Stroke). Both patients and caregivers
Education and integration related to psychedelic/Ketamine experiences
A particular interest of mine is how our early childhood experiences and attachment styles influence all aspects of ourselves and our relationships with others. My therapeutic approach is informed by this holistic lens, and I will partner with you to discover your strengths, practice new coping strategies, and shift old patterns that no longer serve you. My role is to be attuned to you, provide support, hold hope when needed, and propose possible insights and suggestions. I am a LGBTQIA+ ally.
My background in outpatient behavioral health, employee assistance consulting, caregiver support groups, home care services, human resource consulting and as a Social Worker at Stanford’s Neuroscience Center gives me a unique perspective to assist you with information and resources, as well. I am also research therapist at Stanford working with participants in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy studies related to the treatment of depression and PTSD.