About Me


I am a licensed psychotherapist, in private practice for over 25 years. I am honored to serve as President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, with more than 32,000 members across the state. I received my:

  • Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Masters Degree in Community Program Development from San Francisco State University
  • Bachelors Degree in English Literature from San Francisco State University

Professional Associations

  • President - California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
  • Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders (APTED)

How I Work

Psychotherapy is a collaborative effort

We will work together to create more satisfying relationships and a more fulfilling life. I am committed to providing a safe place for you to explore your needs and to help you heal and grow. I believe the therapeutic relationship is sacred. Together we will begin repairing your capacity to trust, but trust wisely.

I view symptoms as a way of calling attention to unrecognized needs and unexpressed feelings. Symptoms also may point to imbalances in the family system or your body’s system.

I offer individual, group, family, and couples therapy. I treat adults and adolescents.

Create a more fulfilling life

From eating disorders and addictions to family and relationship challenges, I can help you grow, heal and create a more satisfying, fulfilling life.

My therapeutic style is interactive and empathetic. I am committed to your healing and growth, and I am passionate about my work.

Call me to set up an introductory session


Patients say...

"...intuitive and present in the moment..."

"...has a sense of humor..."

"...knowledgeable, thoughtful, kind and gentle..."

" ...tough when necessary yet unfailingly empathic and supportive..."

"...made it easy to talk about feelings I had never spoken about..."

"...gave me the tools to cope with my feelings..."