I welcome every sort of family with the goal of increasing understanding and balance, improving communication and exploring difficult dynamics and issues.


I can help with:


--Exploring and coming to terms with the demands and challenges of new / expecting parenthood.

--Therapy with children and parents to help navigate and resolve conflict.

--Learning how to reconnect with your life passion as your children mature and leave the home.

--Coordinating the complicated care for an elder in your life.

--Family therapy to open channels of communication that may have been lost / forgotten.


  I provide therapy to adolescents and children trying to find their way through difficult family dynamics, peer / school relationships, behavioral issues, low self worth/esteem, poor academic achievement, trauma, issues associated with coming out as GLBTQI, bullying or being bullied, anxiety, depression and substance use.


I can help with:


--Supporting adolescents and youth to find their voice.
--Collaboration with additional helpers and providers to maintain a continuum of care.

--Identifying positive, pleasurable activities to help increase self worth.

--Play therapy for young children to resolve anxiety, depression and trauma.

--Parent/child therapy to open channels of communication in a safe environment.

--Connecting you with the right level of care to address substance use.


I work with adults to help resolve issues associated with anxiety, substance use/misuse, interpersonal relationships, attachment, mood disorders, trauma, life transitions, and finding life's passion once again.

I can help with:

--Increasing coping skills.

--Improving overall functioning and life satisfaction.

--Connecting you with the right level of care to address your substance use.

--Supporting you in identifying and resolving underlying issues driving substance use.

--Exploring life transitions and reigniting your passion.

--Increasing your interpersonal effectiveness in personal and professional & relationships.



If you would like to know more about my services, I am happy to provide a free 20 minute phone consultation to see if it is a good match between us. I look forward to hearing from you. Please use the form below or call:

(415) 963-9642



45 Franklin Street #320

San Francisco, CA

295 Fell Street, Suite 'B'

San Francisco, CA


Tel: (415) 963-9642

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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC81057, with 11 years of clinical and counseling experience. I graduated with a B.A. in English from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ, and received an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in Alameda, CA. I also completed graduate level courses at New College of California in San Francisco toward my degree.  I began my counseling career through volunteering at the GLBT National Help Center in 2006. Over the course of my career I provided psychotherapy and clinical case management to low-income youth and families in nine SFUSD public schools. I worked as a Case Manager to adults managing complex diagnoses in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. Most recently, I worked at an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in San Francisco helping individuals and their families recover from addiction and mental health disorders. I am currently a Clinical Supervisor for the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) and have a private practice in San Francisco, CA.  I have training, education and experience providing the following:

--Clinical Supervision

--Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

--Pyschoeducation & Process Therapy Groups

--CBT / DBT Skill Based Therapy

--Crisis Counseling and Intervention

--Play Therapy / School Based Support

--Family Systems Theory / Family Therapy

--Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

--Motivational Interviewing

--Various Modalities to Treat Substance Use

--Meditation and Mindfulness

--Clinical Case Management

--Mediation and Conflict Resolution


My approach is warm, compassionate, focused & practical. I will meet you 'where you are at.' I will support you and your loved ones to resolve symptoms, meet goals, and live happier, fulfilled and satisfied lives. I am exceptionally passionate about working with young children, adolescents, adults, parents and families. I welcome the GLBTQI community, especially queer parents / families of all persuasions.







Substance Use and Recovery


Foundations Recovery Network San Francisco Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program: click here


The Center for Harm Reduction Therapy:

click here


Find an AA Meeting in San Francisco or Marin: click here


Smart Recovery: click here


Life Ring: click here


Find a Refuge Recovery Meeting:  click here


Support for Family and Friends: click here


The Stonewall Project in San Francisco (for men who have sex with men and struggle with substance use): click here



Mental Health

Mobile Crisis Team, San Francisco (if you need help to assess if an adult you care about may need to be hospitalized due to a psychiatric crisis, harm to self/others): (415) 970-4000

San Francisco Suicide Prevention: (415) 781-0500

San Francisco Department of Public Health Community Behavioral Health Services: click here

San Francisco Psychiatric Emergency Services: (415) 206-8125

List of Diagnosis: click here

North American Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI): click here


Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF): click here


California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT): click here


Community Boards, San Francisco, Resolving Community Conflict Through Mediation: click here




Families, Children, Youth


Edgewood Center for Children and Families: click here

San Francisco Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools:  click here


Hand in Hand Parenting: click here


San Francisco Comprehensive Child Crisis: (415) 970-3800

Talkline Family Support Center in San Francisco: click here

Comprehensive List of Support Services in San Francisco for Children and Families, published by Support for Families of Children with Disabilities: click here

SF Kids (Fun activities for children and families): click here

Parents Place: click here

Natural Resources in San Francisco: click here

Janet Lansbury, RIE inspired parenting guidance: click here







Insurance: I am not contracted with insurance companies but am happy to provide you with a monthly superbill so you may request out-of-network reimbursement from your insurance company directly. I encourage my clients to fully understand the terms of their insurance policies.


Fees: Please call for a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss the type of service that may be appropriate to fit your individual situation. This conversation will help us determine the service and the fee recommended for your individual or family needs.


Cancellation Policy: I require a minimum of 24 hours notice for all cancellations. You will be charged the full fee for the missed service if you do not provide adequate notice.


Reduced Fee Services: I reserve a few reduced fee spots for those in need of reduced fee services. Please inquire by calling or sending a message on the form below.


Payment: I accept checks, cash and credit cards at the time services are rendered. I am happy to provide you with a receipt upon payment.


Session Length: Individual sessions are 50 minutes. Conjoint, parent/child or family sessions will range from 60-90 minutes, depending on the problem and number of people attending the session. Fee and session length will be agreed upon before the session.


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