Berkeley private practice with adults, elders, and couples. Clinical supervisor for Recovery and Wellness at La Familia, Oakland, CA.
Psychologist in Berkeley, CA
It's not all about communication and expression. Sometimes deep components of desire, resentment, compatibility, and hope drive our relationships. Whether you are interested in couples therapy or want to process a loss or past relationship, I will listen closely to the meanings underneath the language and help you reach a greater sense of peace
You may be ready, skeptical, or unsure about psychotherapy being something that can help with addictions, either way is okay. Maybe you want to build a healthier relationship with these behaviors, or maybe you want to completely stop. You may believe that psychological factors contribute or exacerbate the desire to engage in these behaviors. I am experienced in dual-diagnosis, co-dependency, group and individual therapy, and several models of rehabilitation.
Dealing with an uncertain or unpredictable condition is time consuming and emotionally deflating. I can be a guide in minimizing the added mental suffering of loss, rejection, or isolation that can make living with illness feel unbearable.