I provide compassionate psychotherapy to clients who are suffering or are seeking to make changes in their lives. I work with adults, adolescents and couples dealing with a range of issues, including but not limited to shame, self-worth, stress, trauma, life transitions, social marginalization, sexual identity, gender identity, relationships, family conflict, spiritual crisis, grief, anxiety, and depression.
My Background and Approach
I offer a holistic treatment approach tailored to your unique needs. I draw from evidence-based techniques, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy and other Mindfulness-Based interventions. These mind-body modalities offer you tools to connect with your internal and external experiences, even when they are painful, with curiosity and openness. By cultivating greater awareness and psychological flexibility, I hope to empower you to move towards your values so that you can live a fuller, more meaningful life.
My experience includes working with adolescents and their families, providing LGBTQ+ and Gender Affirmative Therapy, and supporting a substance abuse treatment program. I have also worked as a hospital chaplain, providing counseling to patients experiencing illness, grief, life transitions, spiritual crisis, and trauma. Additionally, I have taught mindfulness in outpatient clinics and schools across the Bay Area.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am a queer, first-generation immigrant of Middle Eastern descent. I value supporting underserved clients who experience social marginalization due to race, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation (POC, LGBTQ, Immigrants/ Refugees).