I am a licensed marriage and family therapist providing psychotherapy for adults in private practice in San Francisco. Nurturing new moms, moms-to-be and women trying to conceive is the heart of my psychotherapy practice. I provide individual and couples therapy for infertility, pregnancy / postpartum and the parenthood transition. My general therapy practice areas include life transitions, understanding and reducing anxiety or depression, loss/grief and relationship issues.
I work from a relational approach and encourage genuine connection and collaboration between us. I provide honest, respectful feedback to support change, and welcome humor to our sessions. My clinical style integrates mindfulness-based cognitive therapy with psychodynamic and interpersonal / relational theories. I love the transformational nature of this work and believe strongly in our capacity for change and growth.
Education + Licensure
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 51679)
M.A. Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco
Media + Presentations
Authored GoodTherapy article: Coping Skills to Center Yourself through Infertility, 07/09/14
Interviewed for Huffington Post article: 9 Ways to Make the Two-Week Wait a Little More Bearable, 06/25/14
Interviewed for Huffington Post article: Secondary Infertility: 3 Million U.S. Women Facing a Devastating, Confusing Reality, 11/12/13
Presentation to Mill Valley School District, Understanding Teen Adjustment to Parental Divorce: What Kids Want Parents to Know, 5/17/13
American Society for Reproductive Medicine - Mental Health Professional Group
Postpartum Support International
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Infertility and Third Party Reproduction: American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Maternal Mental Health: UCSF, Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom Project
I have worked in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, counseling centers, school-based therapy and community mental health. My previous career was in the corporate world for 10 years.