Offices in Castro Valley & Pleasanton, CA

I am a licensed psychotherapist and meditation teacher with business consulting experience, who helps adults solve personal and work-related problems.

These include:

  • addictions (behavioral and substance)
  • adult ADD/ADHD
  • anxiety and panic disorder
  • bipolar disorder and depression
  • career and life transitions
  • chronic illness and chronic pain
  • grief and loss
  • job stress and job loss
  • parenting, marital, and relationship challenges
  • trauma, whether recent or developmental
  • issues that stem from having an alcoholic, addicted, or mentally ill parent

I am a licensed psychotherapist and meditation teacher with business consulting experience, who helps adults solve personal and work-related problems.

These include:

  • addictions (behavioral and substance)
  • adult ADD/ADHD
  • anxiety and panic disorder
  • bipolar disorder and depression
  • career and life transitions
  • chronic illness and chronic pain
  • grief and loss
  • job stress and job loss
  • parenting, marital, and relationship challenges
  • trauma, whether recent or developmental
  • issues that stem from having an alcoholic, addicted, or mentally ill parent


“We are the means through which the world changes. When you pray for change, it is you that is going to change, not the world around you.”

Caroline Myss


COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

I view therapy as a process of guiding people toward greater resiliency, emotion regulation, self-awareness, and overall well-being. My job as a therapist is to create and hold a safe space where each client can feel seen, heard, and understood. This is the foundation for healing and personal growth to begin, no matter what the problems or circumstances may be. My approach blends cognitive-behavioral therapy, mind-body practices, and supportive psychotherapy.

BREAKING HABITS & ADDICTIONS

Are you concerned about your drinking, drug use, or other potentially addictive behavior, but feel that traditional rehab or 12-step programs are just not for you? I offer a personalized behavioral assessment, and together we’ll develop an integrative treatment plan to change how you think about and relate to alcohol, drugs, or whatever the object of your addictive behavior might be. I can also help you change other problematic habits of thought or behavior.

MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY

An innovative approach combining cognitive therapy with mindfulness meditation, MBCT has been proven to be as effective as medication in preventing depression from recurring, as well as relieving the severity of symptoms in anxiety disorders and bipolar disorder. After just eight weeks of MBCT, participants’ brain function and mood regulation improve in ways which allow them to respond more effectively to distressing situations, emotions, and thoughts.