I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I received my Masters degree from Hunter School of Social Work in New York City, with the focus on individual psychotherapy. 15 years ago I moved to San Francisco. I found an amazing network of providers interested in addressing social change and advocacy. I began working for various non-profits working with high risk teenagers utilizing community organizing, peer mentorship and youth employment services to address their needs.
Several years later I found my way back to family and individual psychotherapy, obtaining my LCSW and focusing on trauma, attachment theory and mindfulness practices. In 2012 I received training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) helping those that had suffered for years with trauma, a way to heal the brain on a more permanent and organic level. EMDR is just one tool I use in my practice in addition to other approaches including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Mindfulness based treatment.
My areas of specialty include: