I am a psychotherapist and Jungian analyst who works with children, adolescents, individual adults and couples. I have been licensed as a clinical social worker (license # LCS 10933) since 1984. My education includes a bachelors degree from U.C. Berkeley in philosophy, a masters in social welfare from UCLA and a doctorate in clinical social work from the California Institute for Clinical Social Work. I became certified as a Jungian psychoanalyst in 2009 and as a Jungian child and adolescent psychoanalyst in 2016.
In addition to my ongoing work as a psychotherapist and analyst, I also enjoy teaching and writing. I am an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco, adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, and a clinical supervisor at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley. In addition, I run a private dream seminar for other psychotherapists. You can get a sense of my clinical and scholarly interests from the list of publications under the “publications” tab on this website. But my work is not about scholarship so much as it is about relatedness and healing – making contact with the wounded parts of heart and soul.
In my career I have been allowed into the inner world of people at all points in the arc of life – children, adolescents, younger and older adults, and couples who are working to have a more satisfying, loving relationship. While the focus is always first and foremost on helping others along their path, the work has also become an expression of my own individuation journey, the term C.G. Jung used to refer to the process of becoming one’s true self. To do this we dive deep, through a healing conversation that helps melt what has become frozen, allowing more creative living to proceed from where it has gotten “stuck.” It is my great privilege to assist people in discovering and walking their uniquely creative individuation path – it is what helps me to follow my own.
To set up an appointment please contact me by phone at (415) 563-6040 or (510) 869-5099 or send an email to me via the contacts page.