If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are headed.
- Lao Tzu
Finding a good therapist is a powerful step in a new direction - towards greater ease, clarity and joy for yourself or a loved one.
I invite you to stop and take a moment to imagine feeling deeply at ease in your life, in your work, in your relationships and in your family....
What happened when you did that? Many people have a sense of relaxation and release. Good therapy offers a way to experience that kind of relief from stress, tension and struggle in more and more of your life.
Often the changes that bring us relief require courage. I specialize in helping you live a life that is not ruled by fear or anger so that you can be who you really are, who you really want to be - happy, connected to those around you, honest about who you are and what you need. Finding new ways to be safe - either by speaking up and asking that our needs be met, or by being softer and more open - can bring amazing change.
I offer accessible, practical, effective services in my Oakland and Lafayette offices. Therapy is meant to improve your life by reducing stress, not adding to the pile. With this in mind I offer flexible scheduling options, including evening appointments, and if what I have available doesn't work for you I'm happy to refer you to someone who does. To find out more, I invite you to explore this site, and to call for an initial meeting with me if my approach appeals to you.
I believe finding the right fit is important, so I only charge for initial appointments if you decide to work with me further.
I wish you well in your search!