I am a licensced marriage and family therapist in private practice, based in San Francisco. I hold a Masters degree in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute
of Integral Studies, as well as a Masters in Special Education from
Germany, where I was born and raised. Before starting my private practice I worked in many settings and roles that influence my
work and who I am. I was a parent counselor, special education
teacher, as well as a school therapist. My years as a flight attendant, though, will always have a
special place in my wild and curious heart. I began my clinical
training at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, a counseling center
affiliated with the California Institute of Integral Studies. My work
as a therapist is grounded in somatic and psychodynamic
thinking as well as attachment theory and neuroscience. My experience
as a yoga practitioner and teacher has led me to the path of somatic
psychotherapy and informs my work. I love to geek out about the
power of breath. I am devoted to my own personal and professional
growth, and attend trainings and workshops regularly, such as EMDR or Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
I am deeply touched being in this profession. Therapy showed me the beauty of healing and changed
the way I tell my own stories. I am honored to be supporting others in their healing and growth.
“What we do in psychotherapy is to constantly work at deep levels with the body, with emotions, and
with many different elements of memory, to help people make sense of their inner worlds and their
-Daniel Siegel in “Healing Trauma”,
If you want to understand or change the way you relate to yourself,
your story and those you are in relationship with, if you want to feel at ease, strong,
and secure inside, and if you wonder if that is even possible, then we
could be a great match. I believe that sustainable change happens from
the inside, and that you have the innate capacity to create this change. I
enjoy supporting my clients’ curiosity to uncover and explore what
contributes to who they are and how they connect with people in
I work especially well with and have tools for people who struggle with
traumatic experiences, troubled upbringing, grief and loss, and anxiety.
I am a somatic psychotherapist. First and foremost that means I honor
the connections between body, intellect, and spirit while seeing
people inside their social context and background. That might take
different shapes in session. We might move and be more experiential,
or we might “just talk”, depending on your needs and level of
comfort. I will often direct your attention to physical sensations and
sooner or later might ask you: “Where do you feel that in your body?”.
My work is trauma informed, inspired by various somatic and
experiential approaches such as Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy,
and Mindfulness. Additionally I am an EMDR practitioner.
My style is relational, gentle and joyful, and I also fiercely welcome the dark
side that is in all of us. My clients appreciate my genuine, open, and
caring demeanor and I always strive to create an environment in which
you can feel safe, seen, and heard. Sessions involve an invitation to
explore what is happening in the here and now which often presents an
opening to the past. I firmly believe healing happens in the present
moment through connection with others.
I have deep respect for and experience with the diversity this world has to offer. This includes people of color, various cultural or social backgrounds as well as different expressions of gender and sexuality.
I know how hard reaching out and finding the right fit can be. For a free phone consult, call me at
415-371-9467 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can
discuss your interest in therapy and you can get a feel for how our sessions might go. We can also
discuss scheduling, and address any basic procedural and logistical questions you might have.
The initial meeting is an opportunity to get to know each other and discuss your needs, and for me
to gather relevant information regarding your concerns and interests. If we decide we are not a fit,
I will offer support in getting appropriate referrals to meet your needs.
You can also fill out the form below to get in touch:
I am based in San Francisco and currently see clients online.