For over twenty years, I have been working as a psychotherapist with individual adults and couples of all ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, economic strata, and gender/sexual identities. Extremely good at inviting clients to feel safe and seen, I am highly collaborative with clients when constructing goals and finding interventions that complement clients’ backgrounds and personal styles. In the clinical setting, clients experience me as present centered, building bridges between the past and their present experiences. We practice skills building, including introspecting and developing presence, through in-session interventions and homework assignments. I am very experienced in work with LGBTQ clients, life transitions, identity issues, alternative life and relationship styles, grief and trauma recovery, communication skills, depression, and anxiety as well as infertility and parenting concerns. I am committed to ongoing engagement in social justice discourse. Using the principles of creativity is fundamental to my work as a therapist; they fuel my ability to imagine into possibilities and interventions with clients, my capacity for empathy and compassion, as well as approaching the work in a manner that is authentic and refreshing both for myself and my clients.