About Me

     Because of my commitment to social justice and creating lasting relationships, I am a volunteer therapist with A Home Within, an organization which provides pro-bono long-term therapy to foster children and former foster youth.  Additionally, I am a founding member of Mind the Gap, the mental health consortium of UCSF’s Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic, which is committed to providing gender affirmative services to gender expansive and transgender children, youth, and their families.  

                            


   

    I am both a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA.  I completed a Master’s Degree in Feminist Clinical Psychology from New College of California, which was a program that focused on the power, privilege, and social justice inherent in seeking and providing mental health services.  More recently I earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, during which time I received specialized training in child development, child-parent relationships, and attachment theory.  I am currently  a faculty member at the Women's Therapy Center in Berkeley.

     I have provided mental health services within a variety of settings, including schools, psychiatric in-patient units, community-based programs, and private practice over the past 15 years.  Some of the places that I trained include: