Is your relationship on the edge? Your relationship may be needing help in working out issues that may be causing stress and making it difficult to connect. I create a space for couples to express themselves while building a strong and satisfying relationship. I also work with women who may be feeling helpless, unwanted, or insecure build their confidence and personal worth. Are you a woman whose days are dragging due to sadness, lack of motivation, or a sense of hopelessness? Your struggles do not define you and I believe you can have the inner strength to overcome these obstacles.
At San Francisco Family Practice, I specialize in psychotherapy with children, adolescents and their families, as well as with adults. I use evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to work with you and your family, and believe in a treatment-team approach, wherein families are highly encouraged to be a part of the therapy process. In order to best create your treatment plan, I tailor my approach to your unique concerns and goals.
Common treatment issues may include but are not limited to behavioral problems at school and at home, coping with medical illness, and parenting challenges. If clinically appropriate, I often collaborate with relevant pediatricians, medical personnel, teachers and other individuals important to your child and family’s success.
I have been trained in long and short term models of therapy. Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic, Jungian, Psychodynamic, and Family Systems are the methods mostly used in my practice.
Extra training and experience with LGBTQ issues; short or long term individual therapy, couples work, and blended family methods, offer a very well rounded approach. We can focus on solving specific problems or explore the deeper psyche. It’s all connected.
I offer Sunday hours for busy individuals. Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself or a loved one, support is out there. The key is finding a therapist with whom you feel comfortable. I provide an environment that is safe and easy for you to express yourself without fear of judgement or shame. My approach is gentle, warm, and supportive. My goal is to help you gain insight, identify your strengths, improve your coping skills, and most importantly, to feel better.
I know how hard it is to make the first appointment. I encourage you to contact me for a brief consultation to see if we would work well together. If you’re not ready for this step, I hope you take some time to explore my website to get more information.
My areas of specialty include, but are not limited to: ** childhood abuse ** foster care ** juvenile justice ** adoption ** vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue ** cultural differences in relationships (ex: couples from different cultures and Americanized child of immigrant parents) ** history of sexual exploitation ** difficult relationships **