My Background

I graduated in 2019 from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) with a Masters in Counseling Psychology. During the course of my program I trained at Church Street Integral Counseling Center, a sliding-scale clinic in San Francisco. I also completed a clinical internship at St. James Infirmary, a peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers of all genders. Most recently I have counseled teens at Terra Linda High School during the 2021-2022 school year.

As a lesbian therapist with substantial background in queer spaces, I am committed to and enjoy working with the LGBTQ+ community. While at the University of Connecticut from 2008-2012, I demonstrated for the legalization of same-sex marriage, held leadership roles within queer organizations, participated on speaker's bureaus and created and presented a workshop about queer women's representation in film at the annual True Colors Conference. I am currently a member of Gaylesta, the psychotherapist organization for gender and sexual diversity.

 

 

Modalities

The modalities in which I have been trained and which inform my work include:

Gestalt (Experiential/Existential)

Psychodynamic

Cognitive-behavioral

Humanistic/Client-Centered

Integral/Holistic

Trauma-Focused