I am an active and engaged therapist, I offer you my mind and I will climb into the trenches with you.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Supervised by Jennifer Guittard PSY31991
We are living in impossibly challenging times. It can be hard to remain present with ourselves with so much pain around us. I believe that pleasure and connection are worth working for, not despite but in resistance to the times.
I am interested in working with folks looking to change their relationships with alcohol and drugs. I am trained in harm reduction psychotherapy and provide a client centered approach around these topics. I believe that abstinence is a form of harm reduction AND it is not the only solution to our complex relationships with substances. I am here to meet you where you are at and work with you to get to where you want to be.
I have found working through an attachment lens to be enormously helpful in helping us understand our patterns and why we are the way we are. It also gives us permission and potential to make new choices and know ourselves more deeply.
I work with habitual behaviors through a harm reduction lens. I deeply understand the relationships we build with substances and how hard it can be to separate ourselves from those, even when we stand the chance of losing parts of self. I meet you where you are at and support you in your own process around making the changes you want to make with the substances you are finding tricky.