Throughout my whole life, my connection with nature has been an important part of my spirituality and self-care. When I began my education as a therapist, I dreamed of bringing people outdoors as a resource for their healing and personal growth. I participated in The Earthbody Institute’s Online Ecotherapy Certificate (Level I) program in 2017 to help me prepare for the legal, ethical, and clinical considerations involved in bringing clients outdoors safely. Since then, I have been bringing therapy clients outdoors for sessions in the East Bay Regional Parks.
My husband and I enjoy birding as a hobby, and we get outdoors for hiking or kayaking most weekends. Currently, I run a full-time private practice with offices in San Francisco and at the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center. I am also adjunct faculty in the MFT graduate program at the University of San Francisco.
My approach to psychotherapy is based in mindfulness and acceptance. I use an approach called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, which promotes flexibility and personal growth through mindful contact with your experience and building a meaningful life through clarifying and acting on your personal values. My goal is to help you get to know yourself better from the inside-out and to build on your inner strengths and resources. In addition to my indoor services in SF and Oakland, I offer ecotherapy sessions at Redwood Regional Park in Oakland on Friday mornings. Please visit my website to learn more, or email me directly to schedule a free 15-minute consultation.