Overview of Therapy Services

My practice focuses on individual therapy for adults with anxiety disorders and stress-related issues.  I utilize an interdisciplinary, evidence-based approach with a strong emphasis on self-compassion and acceptance.  

Anxiety and stress can be overwhelming, causing negative thoughts, feelings, and physiological sensations that feel uncontrollable and intolerable.  Many of my clients come to therapy because their anxiety is drawing energy away from the things they value and interfering in one or more areas of their life.  With collaboration and curiosity, we will explore your unique experience to understand the causes of your anxiety, and how best to approach treatment.  My professional training and experience are in evidence-based theories: Cognitive Behavioral TherapyExposure and Response Prevention, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  Incorporating these theories into a flexible, integrative approach allows me to find the right combination of techniques to meet your needs.

My work also emphasizes self-compassion.  Research shows that practicing deliberate self-compassion is an effective tool to manage anxiety.   In my professional experience, clients that learn to offer themselves kindness and acceptance are more able to step outside their comfort zones and therefore better equipped to overcome the fear and avoidance that fuel anxiety.  In our work together, we will develop tools to integrate self-compassion into your everyday life.

My hope is that therapy will empower you with a better understanding of yourself, provide you with a new skill set to manage and overcome your anxiety, and enable you to live a life you value. We'll always go at your pace, so you lead the way.

Areas of Specialization

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder         General Anxiety         Social Anxiety         Panic Attacks         Phobias         Stress-Management          Effective Self-Care

Availability, Location, and Fee

Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9am-2pm

Location:  5349 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618

Fee: $185 for a 50 minute session

Insurance: I work with Lyra Health but otherwise I am an out-of-network provider.