Psychotherapy. Training. Consulting.

I am unabashedly optimistic about life, therapy, and learning. I am dedicated to training the next generation of integrative trauma therapists in the multi-theory, phase-oriented treatment approach I have been privileged to learn. I am a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist (IFS), an EMDR International Consultant. I have twenty years of training and experience in resolving simple and complex trauma, and more than a decade training clinicians. I integrate Internal Family Systems, Structural Dissociation, and EMDR/Flash Technique therapies into my trainings and consultation.

I draw inspiration and renewal from nature–skies, clouds, the ocean. I divide my time between seeing clients, training clinicians, leading retreats and writing.

I am a graduate of the University of California San Diego in Political Science, and hold a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Holy Names University, Oakland, CA. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC40568).

Looking for openings in my groups or individual consultation?

Unfortunately, I am not taking new psychotherapy clients now. I have a limited number of openings for professional case consultation. 

If you are you are looking for EMDR, go to and search for an EMDR trained therapist by your zip code. If you are looking specifically for a therapist trained in Flash Technique, the newest and most effective trauma treatment, go to If you are looking for Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, go to the IFS INSTITUTE, and search by your zip code. Alternatively, go to Psychology Today, and search for clinicians in your area who specialize in EMDR or IFS.

My practice is located in the San Francisco East Bay.