I trained as a counselor in the heart of San Francisco – land of inclusiveness, sexual exploration and no judgments! I am comfortable with and competent in addressing alternative relationship styles, including kink, consensual non-monogamy and LGBTQIA. If you are searching for a forum to improve your relationships and to become your best self, without shame, secrecy, or having to fit into anyone else’s concept of “normal”, then you’ve come to the right place. I recognize the unhealthy dynamics that can become entrenched between people who care deeply for one other and I help clients return to the connection and vulnerability that they have lost. I guide my clients towards reclaiming the space between them as joyful and exciting.
I have a background in somatics and in working with the body. I enjoy addressing stress and anxiety from the perspective of our embodied selves, using breath and mindfulness to soften protective defenses and re-inhabit physicality. I help partners and individuals to break habits and patterns which no longer serve them.
I am committed to a profound and ongoing relationship with my clients. I am available on a flexible schedule, including days, evenings and weekends and I typically answer emails and text messages within two hours. I enjoy working with individuals and with relationships of all kinds – improving connection, intimacy and fulfillment. I encourage you to challenge yourself and to do the work it takes to live the life you want.
I have been a counselor since 2008 and have over 10 years of training as a psychotherapist. I am a professional consultant in the field of Alternative Relationship Styles, as heard on the Family Affairs podcast and presenting through the University of Denver, the Denver Family Institute, and Exaholics. I currently review independently published books on the topics of sexuality, somatics, and psychotherapy for BlueInk Review. I was also recently consulted as a polyamory expert for an article in The Rooster.
I was named on the Thumbtack Best Counselors of 2015 list. You can click on the icon below and scroll to the bottom of the page to read reviews of my work on the Thumbtack website:
Previous Clinical Sites:
Wellness Treatment Center Intensive Outpatient Program, Englewood, 2011-2014 (Anxiety & Stress Management Instructor)
Denver Family Institute, Denver, 2010-2011 (Counselor)
Sherman Elementary School, San Francisco, 2009 (Sandtray Therapist)
Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, San Francisco, 2008-2009 (Counselor)
Degrees & Certifications:
Gallatin at New York University: BA in The Visual & Physical Expression of Emotion
California Institute of Integral Studies: MA in Somatic Counseling Psychology
Denver Family Institute: Post-Graduate Certification in Marriage & Family Therapy
The Gottman Institute: Level 1 Research Based Approach to Couples Therapy