Email Address email@example.com
License and EducationLicense Type
- Other License Type
Other License Type Psychologist
License Number PSY7795
Degrees - Other Degree
Other Degree Ph.D.
Short Description45 years experience in individual, couple, and group therapy with adults concerning anxiety, depression, family-of-origin issues, relationship, and work/career issues. Relational-interpersonal orientation. Psychodynamic process groups for therapists and non-therapists meeting weekly in SF (currently on Zoom). Second office in San Rafael.
Description In 45 years of clinical practice I have come to think of what I do as a unique form of education. Psychotherapists "teach" not so much by telling people what to do (although good advice is often useful), but by helping clients to find the strength within themselves, and the needed support from those around them, to address the difficulties in their current lives in new and more effective ways. A therapeutic environment enables clients to develop a new way of understanding their life experiences that promotes higher self-esteem, increased capacity for intimacy, and greater effectiveness in work. Reflecting on where we come from--our family, friendships, school and other life experiences--enables us to understand the narrative of how our lives unfold the way they do, and how the past remains alive in present-day thought, feeling and behavior. In my clinical work, as in my teaching and supervision at UCSF and other institutions, I try to foster an attitude of curiosity about oneself and others, and deep respect and empathy for life's challenges and the efforts we make to face them.
Office Location(s) - Other Location
Other Office Location Lower Pacific Heights
Address 1947 Divisadero, Suite 3
City San Francisco
Address 5 Schaaf Court
City San Rafael
2nd Office Phone 415-453-4271
Sliding Scale No
Fee Range $210 indiv; $75 group
Credit Cards Accepted No
Areas of Specialization
Specializations Anxiety/Phobias, Couples Counseling, Depression, Personality Disorders, Relationships, Work/Career Issues
Clients Individual Adults, Couples, Groups
Orientation Control-Mastery Therapy, Intersubjective, Psychodynamic Therapy
Insurance - Will provide superbill for PPO insurance
Therapy Groups Offered
Groups Anxiety, Depression, Interpersonal
Group Description Four psychodynamic, process groups meeting weekly, currently online: T 6-7:30 PM, W 12:15-1:45, W 6-7:30 PM, Th 10:05-11:35 AM. The Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning groups are for licensed and pre-licensed psychotherapists. The Tuesday and Wednesday evening groups are open to both therapists and high functioning men and women not in the mental health profession. The purpose of these interpersonal process groups is to facilitate in-depth exploration of personal and work-related issues by connecting the here-and-now process of the group to members' life experiences outside the group. Prospective members should be interested in learning about themselves from their interactions with others and through reflection on and discussion of these experiences.