Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in Imago Relationship Therapy, I am based out of the Oakland / San Francisco area in California. I teach couples how to create the safety and understanding each of us craves without blame, shame or criticism.
Locally owned and operated in Oakland, Ca, (Montclair) I have worked as a Licensed Psychotherapist for over 20 years. I trained originally with Harville Hendrix, who wrote the best selling book “Getting the Love You Want”. What is brilliant about Harville and this approach to couples therapy is that you learn how to communicate again, enabling the re-establishment of your friendship, which leads back to intimacy. I have done a lot of training about the couple. I noticed some couples were trauma victims, one, or the other, or both.
When we get hijacked by feelings, it is impossible to think. We are “only” feelings, and often feel out of control. I have studied the solution to getting hijacked - which has turned out to be getting in closer touch with our own feelings, through a body centered approach. That means identifying and learning to regulate racing thoughts, starting with becoming aware of the seemingly automatic reactions that seem to take over. I have become an advanced Imago Therapy Clinician, taken EMDR training, and Sensori Motor and Hakomi long term trainings.