I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with San Francisco Bay Area clients for the past 20 years. My office on San Pablo Avenue in Albany, California is quiet and convenient to Berkeley and Interstate 80. As a long-term Bay Area resident, I have had an opportunity to experience living here in good times and bad, booms and busts and a few natural disasters. Raising a family here has only added to my appreciation for this diverse place that we call our home.
My clients tell me that they appreciate my caring, direct style, empathic listening and goal-oriented approach to counseling. They tell me that I am easy to talk to about a wide-variety of concerns and they often say they appreciate my sense of humor.
Over the years, I have worked with people from all over the world. A diverse array of cultures, identities, values and social classes have come into my office. Clients comment that they felt the counseling environment was open, accepting and non-judgemental. They also tell me they appreciate being gently challenged to achieve their goals. Clients tell me they feel understood and that they are moving forward in their lives, as we work together.
I have worked in large hospitals, small nonprofit clinics and outpatient treatment programs throughout the Bay Area. I have been a Clinical Supervisor for Psychotherapy trainees who intern at Kaiser Permanente. I take pride in knowing that therapists who I have helped train are now colleagues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS 19241) and a proud member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Education and Training:
University of California, Berkeley, Masters of Social Welfare (MSW), Mental Health emphasis
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Bachelor of Science (BS), Public Policy
Certificate In College Admission Advising, University of California, Extension.