You don’t need any more self-care tips; the only way out is through.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda, CA
Supervised by Rawna Romero- LMFT41466
A person-centered approach was one of the core tenants of my graduate program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. I believe in the individual's ability to determine and enact what is in their own best interest, and that the therapist's role is to support this capacity. My ultimate goal is to make myself obsolete and see you off into the world stronger than when you first arrived in my office.
I trained in Gestalt therapy at the Church Street Integral Counseling Center in San Francisco, with Gieve Patel and Debbie Stone. This approach incorporates mindfulness of one's own moment-to-moment experience with a belief in the individual's ability to act out of this awareness of self.
I am thrilled to work with people who want to move beyond survival mode and explore areas of the self that have always felt out of reach.
I'm not someone who just will tolerate your sexual identity; I have wide-ranging knowledge of BDSM and sex work, strong ties to those communities, and a nuanced perspective on the benefits and pitfalls of those aspects of identity. Ultimately I am not interested in steering you toward or away from any particular way of being, but supporting you in making the best possible decisions for yourself.
As a lesbian I have firsthand experience of the difficulty of thriving within a heteronormative society, as well as a background of LGBTQ activism, education and community building. We can talk about questioning your sexual or gender identity, coming out, dealing with a conservative or religious family/community, seeking a partner, issues within your queer relationship and more.