I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #46946) offering individual, couples and family psychotherapy as well as sex therapy. I maintain a private practice in downtown San Francisco, CA working with a broad spectrum of issues and different types of clients. I offer humanistically-informed, client centered approaches and am trained in psychodynamic work.
I have over 16 years experience as a clinician and am an active member of our professional organization, CAMFT. I am also an AASECT certified sex therapist. I supervise interns and am an Associate Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Dean of the School of Professional Psychology and Health. I have written two books, based on my dissertation research and subsequent studies of infidelity and ethics and several articles on topics as wide ranging as consent, the meaning of mothering, the relationship between existentialism and positive psychology and human decision making problems.
I received a doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University in 2015. My clinical degree (MA, Clinical Psychology) was earned at the Professional School of Psychology, in Sacramento, CA in 2001. Internships and training thereafter included: West Coast Center for Social Therapy, New Perspectives Center for Therapy, San Francisco Suicide Prevention, and a stint at the San Francisco Public School District counseling high school students. Prior to this, I spent a decade as a VP of a marketing research agency and 5 years as a public mathematics teacher and program evaluator. I hold an Ed.M. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. And as an undergraduate, I studied Psychology and Mathematics at the University of Oregon.