Therapy Services

Areas of Expertise and Focus:

  • Intimacy & Communication
  • Body Image and Self Acceptance
  • Birth & Trauma Counseling
  • Sexual Connection
  • Child Development
  • Co-Parenting
  • Empowerment-building with Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Navigating Professional Transitions

Are you experiencing a transitional time period (getting married, having a baby, a change in career, etc.)? Transitional time periods are often coupled with overwhelm, grief, loss, tons of newness and uncertainty. That’s a lot! And, these times can be especially difficult times to bond with loved ones around us, making us feel even more isolated.

I will work with you to develop your skill set in developing self awareness and compassion. Many of my clients are high performing individuals or couples who are finding themselves in a difficult time period, not knowing how to open up about their hardship, or how to problem solve. People who are used to high achievement, are usually great problem solvers and very self-reliant–so not knowing how to deal with grief when you have a new baby or lack of connection when you are planning on getting married, can feel especially frustrating. It can lower your self esteem and confidence. Problem solving doesn’t make the newness and overwhelm go away. Through mindfulness-based somatic therapy you learn skills/tools to accept the uncertainty or overwhelm with a gentleness and grace. You can learn to have that inner critic be present, but not control you. And, most importantly, when you learn how to care for yourself with greater depth during this bumpy time, your relationships with others with be able to feel more connected and loving.

**About my work with Clients on Sexual Connection: 

Often, our sexual pleasure is linked to our emotional world. Are you finding it hard to figure out how to connect with yourself or your partner sexually? I will work with you to develop safety in exploring pleasure, connection and disconnection. Sometimes our bodies have changed and it’s hard to navigate our new terrain, causing shame or guilt. Sometimes we have very different sex drives and can feel pressured and/or low self-esteem. I will support you in developing communication tools within the realm of intimate connection.

Sexual fulfillment can mean so much in a longterm loving relationship! Seeking support to help bond with your partner is not a weakness…if anything it’s a gift, an investment in you personally and in your relationship with your partner.

Please visit the workshops page for more information about my ongoing mindfulness based meditation & conversation groups for Perinatal Care Providers, as well as Mothers of all ages and stages, New Mom Support Groups with Oakland Mom2Mom and upcoming talks & workshops about Intimacy, and support groups for women and couples incorporating mind-body connections.

***Trabajo con clientes en Inglés, Español y Portugués (Brasil)

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