ABOUT ME

I have been practicing psychotherapy since 2006 in both community mental health settings as well as private practice settings. I hold a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and a master’s degree in clinical psychology. All of my major coursework in both academic settings was framed by a socio-cultural curiosity and included feminist, queer, and social justice perspectives. As a white cis-gender woman I aim to stay aware of my power and privilege and notice where this intersects with those around me. Continuing to work on myself in this way allows me stay curious about your experience on the power/privilege/marginalization spectrum. While your inner world will assuredly be a focal point of our work together we must also acknowledge the backdrop of social and cultural influences that inform your experience of the world.

I am committed to staying current in my field by attending regular lectures, seminars and consultations. I am trans, queer, sex worker, kink, fat, and poly friendly and informed. I am a member of the following organizations: Bay Area Open Minds, The LGBTQQ Psychotherapy Association (GAYLESTA), The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF), The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and The Northern California Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP).

In addition to explorations of the mind, I am also interested in queer & feminist theory, mind/body connections, holistic health and nutrition, food/mood connections and health at every size.