I believe my clients are the best experts on their own lives and work from a compassion-focused, collaborative approach. I have experience working with eating and exercise disorders, but also with people experiencing significant life transitions, grief and loss, couples and families, substance use and LGBTQI+ considerations. Additionally, I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and work with those that have experienced trauma including childhood abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, and emotional abuse.
I am trained in Post-Modern Family Systems Theory perspective utilizing training and experience with Brief Therapeutic approaches primarily in Narrative-Solutions Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Compassion Focused Therapy. Drawing from experience and client-centered collaboration, I integrate Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral approaches, Mindfulness and Compassion Focused therapies, and other evidence-based practices including Harm-Reduction and Trauma-informed practices.
I sincerely believe that we grow, heal, and have the power to blossom into our highest selves through relationship and self-reflection. But it is hard work! We need care, compassion, and solid direction to guide us through the best and worst of times. Through psychotherapy, my personal journey transformed and opened to a life I dreamed of. I am honored to sit with people and bear witness to their incredible journey, holding hope, light, and space for all that comes with the human condition.
License & Education
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, # 104572
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
Master’s Degree, Couples and Family Therapy, University of Oregon
Bachelor’s Degree, Gender and Women’s Studies, Lawrence University of Wisconsin
Training & Experience
In addition to Evolve Wellness Group, I also work in Substance Use Disorder Services for the San Francisco Dept. of Public Health. Previously, I have worked at La Ventana, New Dawn, and RainRock (Monte Nido) Eating Disorder Treatment Centers as an individual, group, and family clinician and with community-based organizations and nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area in clinical and administrative roles.
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