My goal is to help each client cope with his or her unique life challenges, and to thrive beyond any perceived limitations. My mindset is compassionate and avoids pathologizing. Instead I focus on feelings, options, honest reflection, perspectives, choices, and skill building. I work from a multicultural perspective, and try to help clients shed any social prejudices that may have become part of a negative self-image.
I have worked with couples, families, and individual adults, from children through adults, of many different races, ethnicities, and orientations. Within the adult bisexual community I have worked with both couples and individuals to address issues including intimacy (physical, emotional, sexual), sexuality & sexual identity, communication, and conflict. I have also worked with clients on parenting, cross-cultural concerns, gender, MTF & FTM transitions, leather, mid-life, body image, considering parenting, spirituality, HIV/AIDS, care-giving, and grief & loss.
My office is in San Francisco on 24th St, convenient to the Castro, Noe Valley, Glen Park, and Outer Mission; it is near several bus lines (48, 24, J, & 35) and a 10-minute walk from the 24th St. BART station. I provide services in English and French, and speak rudimentary Spanish. I have applied to various insurance panels, so please call to check if that is a consideration.
I have worked at UCSF/AIDS Health Project and SF/CMHS Center for Special Problems; currently I am on the teaching faculty at the California Pacific Medical Center. I have over 15 years experience working with individuals and couples, in various capacities. If you would like more information, or to get a clearer sense of who I am and how I work, please call for a free telephone interview.
3978 24TH ST (BETWEEN SANCHEZ & NOE) SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114