NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna
I PRACTICE IN
AND WORK WITH
ON THESE ISSUES
Relationships, Sex Therapy, LGBTQ,
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Divorce, Gender Identity, Grief, Infertility, Parenting, Self Esteem
I specialize in working with relational issues in romantic/sexual, friendship, familial or workplace arenas. I have specific experience working with people in academic, creative or health/mental health fields and with marginalized groups.
APPROACH & MORE ABOUT ME
My approach can best be described as Relational-- I work hard to form a relationship based on the needs of the client.. I try to help you quickly feel at ease and both tell and show me who you are by the way you relate to me. I use this information to help me understand you, and to help you understand how you may come across to others, in a supportive, accepting way, that I hope breeds self-acceptance. I also address depression, anxiety, sex and sexuality, family of origin issues, shame, and self-esteem among other issues.
One of my favorite areas to work with is sex and sexuality. I have over 15 years of experience working with issues in the areas of desire, arousal, orgasm, comfort with sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, and a variety of other issues related to sex and sexuality.
I have worked with lots of people in the arts and in academia, and feel that I have some special knowledge about careers in those areas. I also love working with people in the health and mental health fields, and with people of Jewish and other diverse backgrounds. I do my best to stay abreast of issues that impact the BIPOC and LGBTQ communities so that I can be a supporter and advocate, both in and outside of the therapy relationship.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Psychologist in Independent Practice, Austin TX
University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center, Austin, TX-- Staff Psychologist and Group Services Coordinator
St George Homes, Berkeley CA --Head Resident
Nierika House, Concord CA-- Residential Treatment Counselor
Burt Children's Center, San Francisco, CA-- Residential Administrator
PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
MEd, Counseling Psychology, University of Massachusetts
BA, Psychology, Oberlin College
MAIN THERAPY TYPES
Process Oriented Psychology, Relational Psychotherapy, Sex Therapy, Couples Counseling