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"The most radical act anyone can commit is to be happy" ~ Patch Adams


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Actor, aiming to uplift and heal by employing joy, warmth, comedy, creative arts therapy, and an eclectic array of therapeutic modalities (CBT, mindfulness, psychodrama, psychoanalysis, MI, DBT etc.). I specialize in substance use disorders, harm reduction, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, children and adolescents, relationship dynamics, and exploration of sexuality, gender identity, and expression through improv and theatre.


My approach is strength-based, and I adapt to the unique needs of each client--one person may need only a few sessions, and benefit from a solution-focused therapeutic container, while another might value a longer-term psychotherapeutic relationship. I believe in collaboration, working together to discover what might be getting in the way of a client living their fullest, most peaceful and fulfilling life. Is there something missing? Is a relationship, job, or limiting belief inhibiting a client from pursuing their deepest desires and longings? Are deep wounds and unfelt emotions from early childhood or adult trauma creating blockages, paralysis, numbness or anxiety? I look forward to being of service!


I operate a private practice in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, and also offer virtual sessions (telehealth.) Please free to reach out and we can discuss your needs!

(925) 385-8443

CA License #: 106554

NY License #: 090835

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