When you are facing seemingly unmovable obstacles, I work to address the more urgent and immediate issues and gradually move to more long-term solutions.

Addressing Immediate Needs
When addressing your immediate needs, in addition to coming up with a practical plan, we focus on restoring a sense of emotional safety and calm stability so that we can build a foundation for long-term solutions.

Long-Term Solutions:
Once the immediate needs are met, we explore the connections and parallels between early life experiences and current patterns so you can recognize choices that will allow you the freedom to shift the very patterns you assumed were set in stone.

I am drawn to working with people who are self-aware, psychologically-minded, and curious about the connection between their internal and external worlds.

For Family Members and Caregivers:
Do you have a friend/family member who is struggling with addiction, physical, or mental health issues?

My own experience of past severe illness and the resulting lifestyle changes I decided to make in order to recover and become even healthier has contributed to my understanding of what it takes to challenge both the internal and external conditions that can unknowingly contribute to our illnesses.

I have also learned through my many personal and professional experiences that caring for family or friends who are struggling with physical, mental health, or addiction issues while simultaneously caring for oneself can be extremely challenging. If you are experiencing these challenges and would like support, I can help by assisting you in the following ways:

  • navigating the emotional pain and frustration of advocating for a loved one who reacts defensively or resists your help
  • negotiating internal or external boundaries, including energetic, emotional, and financial resources
  • respectfully transforming unspoken roles, rules, and expectations that compromise the health of the family

Feel free to call me today for a free 20-minute phone session or to set up your first appointment: 510-214-6951 or