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!