I am a bi-friendly lesbian therapist who believes societal oppression affects mental health. I have been counseling people since 1979, using empathy, humor and intuition to assist in the healing process. My style is supportive and interactive. I focus on solving present-day problems, bringing in your past history as needed to shed light on patterns that no longer work for you. I see therapy as a mutual partnership, with you as the expert on your own life.
My specialties include: abuse survivors, sexual concerns, recovery from addictions, relationship problems, disability/chronic illness, and sexual minorities (bisexual, lesbian, transgender, gay, polyamory, BDSM). I see individuals who are at least 15 years old, and couples/families/polygroups. I also offer EMDR, a very effective trauma reduction technique.
Phone sessions are possible for the homebound, or residents of California outside the San Francisco Bay Area. My office is in a tranquil garden setting on the ground floor, and is scent- free. I am a member and former Board President of Gaylesta, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Psychotherapist Association of the Bay Area.
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