Focused on equitable relationships, I weave together diverse and collective practices helpful to navigating the complexities of human behavior and bridging the gaps between conflict and collaboration.
I have been in the field of community mental health for over twenty five years as an administrator and therapist integrating practices that interrupt cycles of trauma and oppression, informing my attention toward the analysis of power as a core element of interpersonal and social change.
Possessing extensive training and experience in the field of equity, inclusion and social justice, I currently serve as a board member of Diversity 2000: a non-profit and community dedicated to the development of diverse social justice leaders, thinkers and practitioners.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, formally trained at San Francisco State University and University of California at Davis. I equally value my training in Radical Psychiatry, Emotional Literacy, Transactional Analysis, Relational Therapy, Structural and Attachment Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Conflict Resolution, Somatic Therapy, Mindfulness and Expressive Arts Therapy. My work is also informed by my practice as a martial and visual artist.
I currently have a psychotherapy and consultation practice in Berkeley, CA serving groups, families, couples, individuals and organizations.