About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker providing psychotherapy for adults in Oakland.  My style is active, direct, and warm. I know you want to feel better quickly, and my goal is to help you develop the skills and insight that you need in a safe and supportive environment. 

I am a long time resident of the Bay Area and attended UC Berkeley for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees.  I welcome clients from all backgrounds and enjoy working with people of diverse faiths, cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientations. I am a member of the Northern California Cognitive Behavioral Therapists Association, the International OCD Foundation, and the National Association of Social Workers. 


I offer sessions Mondays through Thursdays from 10 am to 6:30 pm. I know finding a therapist can be challenging so I am committed to keeping my website updated. I am currently not accepting new clients. This was last updated in April 22, 2019.

Billing & Insurance

I accept cash, check or credit cards, and payment is due at each session. I do not accept insurance.  If you have insurance that will reimburse you for out-of-network providers, a health savings account, or a medical reimbursement account, I am happy to provide you with an invoice or super bill to submit for reimbursement. Many health savings accounts now have a card attached that can be used like a debit card and I am usually able to accept these as a payment option.  Prior to coming to your first session, I recommend checking with your health insurance plan to ensure you qualify for reimbursement.


When we schedule an initial appointment together I will send you forms through a secure web portal that you will need to complete and send back to me prior to our appointment.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly at