(License MFT # 40116)

(510) 295-3270

Psychotherapy and Counseling

Integrative Mindful Somatic psychotherapy for self-sabotage in Financial District. Integrative Mindful Somatic psychotherapy and EMDR for trauma in Financial District. Integrative Mindful Somatic psychotherapy for self-sabotage in Berkeley.

Berkeley & San Francisco's Financial District

Integrative Mindful Somatic psychotherapy for self-sabotage in Financial District. Integrative Mindful Somatic psychotherapy and EMDR for trauma in Financial District. Integrative Mindful Somatic psychotherapy for self-sabotage in Berkeley.

Frequent goals and outcomes: 

Integrative Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy and EMDR to Help You ThriveI

Excellent mindfulness therapist Integrative Mindful Somatic psychotherapy and EMDR for trauma in Financial District




  • Co-dependence: giving up too much of yourself to maintain a relationship;
  • Can’t say “No,” taking on more than you can realistically handle;
  • Childhood trauma: physical, sexual or neglect and
  • Using old ill-fitting patterns from childhood like people pleasing.

Common Focus Areas

  • Low self-esteem: low value, inadequate or wanting to become invisible;
  • Addictions: substances, eating disorders, workaholism, etc.; 
  • Relationships: communication issues, power struggles or avoiding closeness; 
  • Work stress, career dissatisfaction or feeling like an imposter;
  • Perfectionism or excessive self-criticism;

I use leading-edge approaches, well known for effectiveness. My role is akin to a Gardner. Together, with curiosity, trust innate wisdom and respect the healing process, we can anchor a more positive self-concept and empowerment. I listen from the heart, so clients feel understood and not alone. Playfulness and a sense of humor also is also welcome in sessions. While it is important to work with challenges, it is equally important to celebrate gains in feeling more authentic, alive and balanced.

I am privileged to witness and be a part of each person's growth. 

I invite you to call for a free phone consultation to see how I might help.

  • Self-acceptance and self-compassion-knowing in your gut there is/was nothing actually wrong with you-that your are valuable just as you are; 
  • Becoming your true self vs. continuing to exile parts of yourself, like emotions, often learned in order to fit into an ill-fitting family system;
  • Healthier and more fulfilling relationships; 
  • Embracing leadership roles and
  • Empowered choices to support a more satisfying life.

While I help people work through challenges of daily life, I also help them make root level change of self-sabotaging patterns, triggering beliefs or out-of-control impulses that endure--despite best efforts to change them. Life is too short to still wrestle with such unnecessary  stress and unhappiness.  Welcome.

​​Typically, after working together, clients trust and like themselves better. They also find it easier to feel more satisfaction in life. Key to transformation is working with mindfulness, and the mind-body connection. We use curiosity, and focused awareness, to study slivers of experience in session (vs. simply trying to figure things out). This is the essence of Mindful Somatic Therapy.  

I see individuals and couples. I welcome all races, genders and sexual orientations.