Until further notice, I am conducting all services via telehealth (phone or secure video conference). Though I am based in San Francisco, this allows me to work with clients anywhere in California.
I work primarily with adults in a one-on-one setting for psychotherapy. My specialty is in the field of health psychology, specifically working with clients experiencing mood or relationship difficulties due to the effects of chronic pain or the stress inherent to managing chronic illnesses. The skills and techniques involved in this are widely applicable to many presenting issues that encompass the interplay between our physical and emotional health. I pride myself on working from an integrative perspective, which allows me to have the flexibility to tailor treatment to the individual needs of my clients. The primary modalities I work with include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive-Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing. These techniques are evidence-based and are widely considered first-line treatments for issues such as:
- Stress management
- Chronic pain
- Management of chronic medical condition(s)
- Substance abuse or other addiction recovery
- Positive behavior change (e.g. quitting smoking, losing weight, etc.)
I work with couples using primarily Emotionally-Focused Therapy techniques. This helps to improve issues and skills such as:
- Communication skills
- Conflict resolution
- Developing attachment and facilitating compromise between partners
- Recovery/repair following infidelity
- Developing shared values and future goals
SHORT-TERM SOLUTION-FOCUSED TREATMENT
I work with adolescents and adults to help them maximize their performance and best utilize their individual strengths. My primary specialty in this area is reducing anxiety in the context of studying for and taking standardized tests or professional qualification exams, but the skills involved in maximizing performance are widely applicable to many other goals as well (academic, athletic, personal growth, etc). I offer package deals for short-term goals (generally 5-10 sessions) and will work with you to tailor a treatment plan that makes sense for your individual needs.