With over 13 years of experience in community mental health and outpatient settings, my personal and professional experiences have enabled me to cultivate a heightened awareness of the unique needs and perspectives of various social groups.
Born and raised in San Francisco, California, I have a track record of working heavily with diverse populations predominantly in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have also worked with a variety of adults, youth, and couples across U.S., including in Manhattan, NY and Ann Arbor, MI.
My clinical work has focused on the areas of trauma, abuse, grief/loss, divorce, relationship struggles, depression, anxiety, racial identity, and blended families (interracial/multiracial). Given my focus on trauma work across the U.S., I have seen a variety of clients and relationships impacted by childhood adversity and attachment struggles. Working with clients on repairing relationships has provided me insight to understanding the tremendous value we place on our connections with others. I employ a strength-based approach to building upon resilience in relationships, facilitating sensitive communication, empathy, emotion regulation, hope and transformation.
I have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and I employ Dialectical Behavior Therapy and mindfulness skills in my work with both individuals and couples. I am a Psychological Assistant (PSB 4023650) and also a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW 62215). I have two office locations in the East Bay, one in Pleasanton and one in Alameda, California