Illuminated Journey


Sometimes there’s more strength in seeking support than in going it alone.

I’m a licensed psychotherapist in practice since 2000, specializing in therapy with adults and couples, tailored to your unique needs and goals.

A compassionately attuned, unconditionally accepting collaboration is my priority with you. I offer you an experience of emotional safety, deep listening and understanding, and hope for real growth and change.

I hold a deep respect for the sanctity of the therapy process and the therapeutic relationship. When you confide your story to me, you can trust that your confidentiality is protected.

I can help you realize these benefits of psychotherapy…

  • improved self-esteem
  • healthier, more satisfying relationships
  • healing from loss and grief
  • support in moving through life transitions / clarifying life purpose
  • improved stress management
  • more effective communication and coping skills
  • increased self-awareness and personal growth
  • reduced family conflict / recovery from family of origin issues
  • relief from depression
  • relief from anxiety

My approach to healing is holistic, humanistic, strengths-based, psychodynamic, and relational, integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. In working with couples, I draw from Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and Non-Violent Communication. I welcome diversity and embrace a social justice perspective.

Whether you want to more effectively manage a specific life challenge, or to cultivate deeper self-awareness as a catalyst for personal growth, your engagement in therapy is an investment in yourself, your relationships, and your quality of life.

Contact me at (510) 872-2336 or for your complimentary 15-minute initial phone consultation and to schedule an appointment.