Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.
As a consumer of therapy in my adolescence and early adulthood, it dawned on me how rare it was to encounter a therapist who was specifically trained to work with the issues affecting the LGBTQ community. It was at this point in my life that I was inspired to change careers, go back to graduate school, and become the type of therapist I wished I'd had.
In 2014, I received my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, with an emphasis in LGBTQ mental health. Since then I have worked with individuals, couples, and groups; utilizing a sex-positive and queer-affirmative approach that also recognizes multicultural issues and intersectionality.
I trained as a young therapist at Being Alive, a community clinic in West Hollywood providing health and wellness services to HIV-positive gay and queer men. After relocating to San Francisco, I spent two years working at the SF Therapy Collective in the Castro neighborhood, which provides low-cost therapy services to the LGBTQ community.
Now fully dedicated to private practice, my caseload is overseen by Dossie Easton, licensed MFT, life-long queer advocate, and co-author of the book "The Ethical Slut," a text that would forever change my life and how I think about relationships.
My mission as a therapist is to provide a safe space in which you can explore yourself or your relationship with your partner, partners, or family.
I work in a dynamic and engaging way, collaborating with my clients to create therapeutic goals and examine patterns and behaviors, improve communication, and emphasize self-expression. I specialize in working with clients who grapple with issues like sexuality, gender expression, transgender identity, and dealing with the effects of societal homophobia, sex-negativity, and heterosexism.
I strive to maintain a multicultural awareness in my work, and welcome humans from all walks of life who want to dedicate the time every week to their mental health and/or improving their relationships. I believe self-awareness and inner work can yield powerful results; all that is required on your part is openness, introspection, and a willingness to change.
ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST#80283
Supervised by Inge Dean MFC #33666