San Francisco Psychotherapist:

Creativity in a Healing Environment

Specializing in Anxiety

Connect creative expression with valuable insight & catharsis to relieve anxiety.

Individual therapy helps you address anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, codependency, work and relationship issues.

If you are looking for a psychotherapist in San Francisco, chances are you want something in your life to change. In our busy lives, we often overlook and even forget our own needs and wants. Over time this leads to feelings of exhaustion, pain, anxiety, deprivation, scarcity, sadness, anger, loneliness and more. As a psychotherapist, I understand this and offer clients an intentional, mindful space where they can slow down and tune in to find the inner resources that support growth and progress. This process helps clients have a better understanding of their thoughts, feelings, sensations, desires, physical body and spiritual experiences, which ultimately empowers their ability to direct their lives with healthy decision-making.

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.
— Rumi

We all need time to play, dream, imagine and explore. Adolescence and adulthood can strip us of the permission to be creative and imaginative because it is 'childlike'. Many respond to this by disconnecting from their playful, creative and imaginative parts. In my psychotherapy practice, I offer a creative and healing therapeutic space in San Francisco where 'talk' therapy and creative, expressive therapy meet. Using mindfulness and creativity, I help clients develop their ability to be self-reflective so that they can respond to life with greater flexibility and self-trust.

As a San Francisco psychotherapist, I encourage clients to be in the present moment (mindfulness) with as much non-judgement and curiosity as is possible. This takes practice and patience and builds internal resilience. Working creatively and therapeutically can relieve symptoms related to stress, anxiety and depression. Individual therapy is a collaborative space. Using my clinical and creative eye, clients are supported as they achieve personal goals and find greater peace, satisfaction and relief. A couple or two-individuals coming to therapy together may include those in a romantic relationship, as well as two friends, family members, co-workers, etc.

Benefits of Therapy:

  • Decrease stress and anxiety

  • Experience a stronger sense of self

  • Discover healing and resilience

  • Create and maintain healthy boundaries

  • Develop better coping strategies

  • Practice assertive communication style

  • Experience a felt sense of support and care

  • Nourish effective problem solving and coping

  • Experience changes that lead to greater wellness

  • Develop increased self-confidence

  • Increase compassion for self and others

  • Value connection and sharing

Common Questions:

-How do meetings with a psychotherapist in private practice work? 

Therapy works best when sessions are consistent and held weekly. Sessions usually run 50 minutes. Depending on your personal goals, the duration of therapy will vary. Therapy is a deep and meaningful process and merits flexibility and patience. I am available to discuss concerns and questions you have about how scheduling and the process of therapy works.   

-Why do people go to therapy? 

“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.”
— Walter Anderson

Many people say they come to therapy because they have been challenged by change and life's unpredictability. Change is common and yet it isn't always the easiest to deal with. We are often disconnected from the ability to soothe and heal ourselves causing stress and anxiety. It is important to remember that therapy is not always easy and it is not always hard. A client gets as much out of therapy as they put into it. 

Therapy is an active and dynamic process. Each client is unique in their goals, therefore, my approach to the therapeutic work is eclectic. I spend time listening in order to better understand and clarify what each person is working towards while taking a collaborative and communicative role. Mindfulness helps clients be curious and more authentic by claiming the present moment and their present experience. Through this process people build the psychological, emotional and communication skills they need and want in order to experience more relief and peace. 

-How do I set up an appointment? 

Please call (415) 255-2587 to set up an appointment or to discuss any questions you may have. You can also write to me here. We will schedule a time to speak over the phone for 20 minutes to see if my services match what you are looking for. 

-What is your cancellation policy?  

48 hours notice is required to avoid being charged for your reserved time.

In case of emergency

If there is a crisis, please call the 24-Hour Crisis Line at 415-781-0500 or 800-273-8255, go to nearest emergency room or call 911.