Clinical social workers, professional clinical counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists all practice psychotherapy.
Clinical social work specializes in making sense of the person in their environment and connecting people to services – it also focuses on social justice.
My approach is collaborative and warm.
My goal is to provide you with tools to improve your mental and emotional health. I aim to do this with curiosity and encouragement in psychotherapeutic partnership.
I truly like to get to know new people, and – with time and patience – learning about their intricacies. I like asking questions that others might be afraid to ask, and I welcome humor as a way to deepen connection. I like working with all folks; I especially like working with helpers, artists, activists, and LGBTQIA+ people.
I’ve worked in mental health and substance abuse since 2010 in the San Francisco Bay Area, including in counseling, case management, community mental health, and administrative capacities.
A foundation of my work as a psychotherapist is my experience of being a therapy client myself. This informs my intention to bring transparency to psychotherapeutic practice. I am here to support you, after all. I work to bring awareness to my lived experience as a white cisgender woman as it informs my practice and psychotherapeutic relationships.
I am licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, License No. LCSW 97372. My pronouns are she/her.
If you have any questions about me, please ask.
Master’s in Social Work
Smith College School for Social Work, 2016