We all need help with painful and confusing aspects of our lives at times. We try to make sense of our experiences, but may not always be able to do so on our own. I can help you understand and accept your life and choices with greater compassion and emotional freedom so you can make the most of your life. Together we will collaborate to help you recognize patterns of thought, feeling and behavior that get in the way of your fulfilling your potential for self-acceptance, happiness and love. Please feel free to contact me either by phone or email for more information or to make an appointment.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with over 20 years of experience working with adults and teens in San Francisco. I did my early training at California Pacific Medical Center, UCSF and Mount Zion. More recently I have completed advanced training in modern psychoanalysis at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP).
I am on the faculty at SFCP and teach courses for graduate students and advanced clinicians in the Bay Area. My areas of special interest include helping people struggling with anxiety, depression, loss and grieving, relationship issues, transitions, pregnancy related stresses, parenting, self-esteem, sexual issues, gender and sexuality (LGBTQ), abuse and traumatic histories. I bring compassion, warmth and a sense of humor to all of my work.
FEES: My fee is competitive with current market rates for psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in the San Francisco Bay Area. When setting the fee I take your situation into consideration including resources, ability to pay, and frequency of sessions.
INSURANCE: I am a provider on a limited number of insurance panels and will supply statements for reimbursement for other insurance companies as needed.
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My office is located at 3529 Sacramento Street in San Francisco, close to public transportation and convenient to most of San Francisco and southern Marin County. There is both street parking and a public parking lot nearby.
You can reach me to leave a confidential voice message at 415-436-0845. I check messages several times a day and return calls within 24 hours. I can also be reached via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.