Welcome to my website. I’m glad you could stop by. Here you will find information about me and the services I offer as a licensed psychotherapist.
I have been in practice at the same address in the lower Pacific Heights area of San Francisco for over 30 years.
I work from a relational Jungian perspective integrating other approaches as may be helpful. Much of what happens in therapy is about understanding you, exploring what matters to you and about helping you discover fulfillment and meaning in your life.
Even though I am a believer in depth work, I am interactive and quite obviously engaged with you. I believe I provide a very safe, empathic and nonjudgmental space where you are free to find and hear your own voice. I tend to see possibility when for one reason or another you can’t.
I really enjoy this work and find that laughter can be an important component of therapy.
The ultimate goal is something Jung calls individuation, being who you were meant to be, both as an individual and in relationship.
Although the bulk of my practice is individual long-term adult psychotherapy, I also see and enjoy working with couples. The same above principles apply, but the focus is on the relationship as well as the individuals within it. As I get older, I particularly enjoy working with young people.
Recently, I have become certified as a distance counselor, and some of my practice is becoming web-based.
Over my thirty plus years of practice, I have developed an interest in gender and it’s intersection with individual identity, culture and education. As such, along with my general psychotherapy practice, I have a subspecialty of working with people with gender identity concerns as well as with their families. In addition, many people in my practice have bi-cultural or cross-cultural identities.
I also serve as a consultant and do presentations and media work in my areas of expertise.