I'm a creative and collaborative therapist that focuses on helping clients find freedom from perfectionism.
Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Depth hypnosis allows you to access these resources through guided imagery and deep relaxation. When your mind is calm, your consciousness can fade into something similar to a dream state. At this level of awareness, you can uncover and release an incredible amount of creativity, healing, and growth. It’s a gentle way of relieving unresolved pain and suffering. By opening yourself to vulnerability in a safe space, you can begin to feel more comfortable and secure moving through the world in a more real way. I’m a Certified Hypnotist in the methodology of Depth Hypnosis. Depth Hypnosis is a methodology developed by Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.
My approach is grounded in depth work and looking into the past as well as the present in order to provide relief and insights into patterns and connections in relationships.
I have my BA in Women's Studies and Theatre Arts from UC Santa Cruz and my Master's in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Drama therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies. My practice is infused with creative arts methods including drama, visual arts, movement, storytelling, and sand tray therapies.
Perfectionism and anxiety are often close friends. The irony is that most perfectionists feel far from perfect. I help clients recognize and acknowledge this as a first step to relief. Together we’ll explore things like: What it’s like to step into a different role Using creativity to transform pain into progress Making room for you to be seen and harness your power Feeling fully present in your relationships Caring for the part of you that fears being judged Growing relationships that are important to you Focusing on connection versus perfection
I specialize in working with queer couples and welcome clients (individuals or couples) who are part of the LGBTQI community. San Francisco has the most vibrant queer community in the world. Still, prejudice and bigotry exist. In a space where you can feel safe and supported in exploring your relationship, you can discover valuable, therapeutic ways to navigate the unique challenges that queer couples face. Since queer couples don’t have as many blueprints for relationships and often have to rely on heteronormative models, it’s essential that there’s a forum for defining and redefining what it means to address issues specific to being queer.