Starting therapy is a big decision.

It often feels like a risk to share the parts of yourself that you are more comfortable keeping hidden away.  In fact, you've been taught that in order to be strong and healthy, you've got to hold it all together. But the truth is that learning to be vulnerable and express your truth, even the messy parts, is necessary for getting stronger and healthier.  In therapy with me, you’ll have time and space to explore your deeper self, giving you the opportunity to re-learn how to be vulnerable and connected.  You’ll find that I approach you with warmth and compassion, humor and kindness, making it easier for you to share, grow and change. 


I am:

A licensed psychotherapist (MFT #90980), practicing in Oakland, CA.  

I help people find their stories.  Before I worked as a therapist, I worked as a writer and a poet.  This laid the groundwork for my career as a therapist: I honed my curiosity and learned to delve deeply into people’s stories.  I’m curious about narrative and how people make sense of their experience through the retelling of it.  

A mother of three, two of whom have Type 1 Diabetes


Specialized Training and Experience:


  • Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Therapy
  • Work with teens
  • Family Based Therapy (“Maudsley Method”)
  • Adolescent Focused Therapy
  • Relational Therapy
  • Substance Abuse
  • Psychotherapy with people with Type 1 Diabetes and their families, including work on diabetes burnout
  • Eating Disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating
  • Couples Work

Education and License Information:

Master of Science in Counseling, San Francisco State University, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory, Wesleyan University, CT

California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist: MFT #90980