Offices in Castro Valley & Pleasanton, CA

Counseling & Psychotherapy

I have over 25 years’ experience helping adults solve personal and work-related problems, break habits and addictions, and find clarity, self-acceptance, and peace. These are some of the issues I work with:

  • Addictions
  • Adult ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety, Panic Disorder
  • Co-dependency
  • Depression, Bipolar Disorder
  • Grief, Loss, Loneliness

  • Job stress, job loss
  • Career or life transitions
  • Low self-esteem
  • Marital, relationship issues
  • Parenting challenges
  • Trauma (recent or developmental)

If you are suffering from any of these problems, or simply seeking to change self-limiting habits of thought in order to achieve greater happiness and success in life, I can help!

When Should You Seek Counseling?

  • You're overwhelmed by a crisis, or just have too much stress
  • You're seeking new approaches to old problems
  • You're confused about what to do, or worried you'll make matters worse
  • Your health, well-being, job or relationship is in jeopardy
  • You'd simply like to become a better, happier person

How Can Counseling Help?

  • Get expert advice from a licensed professional, based upon clinical training and many years of experience
  • Helps you to look at your situation more objectively and perhaps shed new light on an old problem
  • Allows you to share your worries and sort out your feelings in a safe place
  • Explains yours and others' behavior and helps to change dysfunctional patterns of thinking or behaving
  • Teaches you new and more effective ways to deal with people and situations

I view counseling as a process of guiding people toward greater resiliency, self-awareness, and overall well-being. This may include improving your self-care habits (exercise, nutrition, sleep) and developing social/spiritual support (12-step or other support groups, meditation, yoga).