Welcome to my website. I hope this site provides you with helpful information about my psychotherapy practice and the services I can provide

My approach to counseling and psychotherapy is based on a direct, interactive relationship with my patients. I believe that patients have a right to the best care for their particular needs. My more than 20 years in the counseling and psychotherapy field has given me the experience and training to treat a wide variety of issues.

Please feel free to contact me during regular business hours to discuss how treatment may benefit you, a family member or other loved ones. If I, for any reason, am not able to assist you I will help you find someone who can.

A bit about myself

As a licensed marriage and family therapist,  I have worked as a counselor and therapist in schools, drug and alcohol treatment programs, outpatient mental health clinics and the criminal justice system. My experience involves working with adult individuals, adolescents, couples and families. I have also been a consultant to local school districts and police departments regarding their community and diversion programming as well as gang prevention. My appointment by the State of California to examine prospective licensees and as an adjunct professor in a graduate psychology program has kept me up to date in my field.

Credentials

Graduate School: University of San Francisco

Licensed MFT: California State License No. MFC 28190

Advanced Alcohol and Drug Certificate: UC Santa Cruz, 1997

Specialities

Relationship and partner issues, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, divorce, grief/loss, substance abuse/chemical dependency, parenting, work related issues, stress and anger management, gay/lesbian issues, conflict and crisis management.

Wedding/Premarital Coaching

Job Coaching

Psychotherapy & Counseling Services

Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the personalities of the clinician and patient and the particular concerns. There are many different methods I may use to deal with various issues being addressed. Psychotherapy calls for an active effort on the patient’s part both during sessions and at home.

Our first session will involve an evaluation of your needs. At that time,  I will be able to offer you some impressions of what our work will include and a plan to follow if you decide to continue with therapy. You should evaluate this information as well as determine whether you feel comfortable working with me.

To help get the process started please fill out the following forms prior to our first session:

Patient Intake Form | Patient Consent Form | Credit Card Authorization

Appointments
Cancellation Policy
Fees
Minors
Confidentiality
Communication

Directions

465 California Street (Between Montgomery and Sansome Streets)

Suite 630, San Francisco, CA 94104

415-777-1940

Public Transportation

BART: The Montgomery BART station is at Market and Montgomery Streets.

MUNI: There are a number of buses that stop within a few blocks.