My career as a therapist includes work in different levels of care at several well know Bay Area organizations, including UCSF Langley Porter, Jewish Family and Children Services, San Francisco General Hospital, the City and County of San Francisco Mental Health Department, and San Francisco Unified School District. I have deep experience in the areas of outpatient services, intensive inpatient services, school counseling and clinical research, just to name a few.
In addition to my private practice, I also work extensively with adolescents in private school settings and currently serve as Director of Counseling at The Nueva School, which serves Pre-K to Grade 12 gifted students.
The core service areas at my private practice include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which are offered to individuals and in group settings. I’m also well versed in dealing with a broad range of emotional health and family concerns.
I am certified in providing custody mediation, evaluation, co-parenting and re-unification therapy. I’ve also worked extensively with the San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin and Sacramento Family Courts.
My Emotional Support Dog
Last but not least, I have a very special assistant who provides hugs and love. Her name is Mochi and she is an emotional support dog! She works with children and adolescents in therapeutic settings and is loved by everyone. Research studies have shown that dogs can be very effective in helping us to lower our stress and blood pressure levels, while deepening the quality of our connection to the world and everyone around us.
In my free time, I also help a few dog rescue groups in San Francisco by providing foster care to dogs. If you are interested, I can help you find your own emotional support dog if we determine that it would be helpful for your treatment and lifestyle.
Mochi and I are looking forward to working with you!