I help clinicians address clinical impasses that emerge from the transference and countertransference interactions, with particular expertise in navigating ethical dilemmas, power dynamics, oppression/internalized oppression, and personal/professional boundaries.
While it is not my only expertise, I have extensive experience in helping Queer couples shift complex relational dynamics as they relate to multiple identities. For example, lesbian couples from different class backgrounds, inter-racial couples, transgender couples, and polyamorous families.
I am the co-founder of Inner Science Institute (InSci), providing courses and events for lifelong learners as well as mental health professionals interested in fulfilling continuing education units. Serving as both the co-founder and one of the lead instructors for InSci, I create curriculum and write blogs to provide integrative professional development opportunities that prioritize self-awareness, therapeutic presence, and social justice.
My experience also includes serving as the primary consultant for mental health issues in nonprofit organizations, adjunct professor in graduate and undergraduate education, clinical supervisor in private practice and community-based agencies, as well as serving as a psychotherapist in private practice for over 30 years.
Since 2009, I have taught as an adjunct professor in the MA Psychology Department at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and other institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a former instructor of Human Diversity and Cross Cultural counseling at Holy Names and Patten Universities. As Assistant Professor in the Community Mental Health Department at CIIS, I teach and supervise students within Group Practicum.
My graduate courses have included Addiction, Mental Health Resiliency, Psychopathology, and Multicultural Counseling. Currently I teach courses on Understanding Anxiety and Depression within the Kaiser Adult Behavioral Health Department in Oakland, CA.
In order to accommodate busy and complex schedules, I offer consultations via phone, in-person, or a combination of both. Feel free to contact me today for a consultation or to explore ways I might be able to help you: 510-214-6951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.