In-person (Oakland) & telehealth video (California) psychotherapy and mental health treatment for individual adults.
Through exploring and naming the stories held about yourself, then identifying which parts of these stories resonate with your true self, psychotherapy can develop new attitudes, experiences, and ways of being in the world.
I use evidence-based, cognitive behavioral interventions to improve managing thoughts and behaviors that are distressing you. I also practice through psychodynamic orientation to psychotherapy, which aims to uncover unconscious ways of seeing and being in the world. Learn more about how I practice psychotherapy, including my theoretical orientations, here.
Some areas we may address include:
- improving coping skills
- managing and improving low mood or depression
- substance use
- overthinking, anxiety, and panic
- healthy relationships and boundaries
- identity issues
- complex trauma and surviving abuse
- short and longterm grief
Many people come to therapy in the midst of present life changes, and may approach it addressing their histories. Whatever brings you to counseling, we start by determining your goals. This foundation paves the path for us working together: this might be a short or long time, depending on what works for you.
Clients can check in throughout the week with me using secure messaging as a free part of their therapy.
Psychotherapy is just one path for making changes – there are innumerable ways to make sense of yourself and your experiences.
If you are new to therapy, or nervous about connecting in this way, I commend you and your willingness to try counseling.
I provide in-person psychotherapy and mental health treatment for individual adults in Oakland, CA.
Online Video Sessions
Video “telehealth” sessions are available for individual adults across California. Online psychotherapy can be equally effective as in-person treatment, and allows for meeting with me virtually from your home, office, or other location.
My fee for 50-minute sessions is $145. Sliding scale is available: please contact me for more information. I offer an initial, free 15-minute phone consult to see if I may be a good fit for you.
Is health insurance accepted?
I do not accept health insurance, however I can provide monthly statements of service for you to submit to your health insurance company. Before booking an appointment, I suggest calling the number on the back of your insurance card and asking about out-of-network outpatient mental health benefits, as well as how to submit a claim. You can usually receive partial or full reimbursement for services provided.