Individual Adult Therapy

  • Grief about the loss of a relationship
  • Difficulties in having or maintaining satisfying romantic relationships
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Profound loss due to the death of a loved one
  • Infertility or difficulty conceiving
  • Questions about sexual or gender orientation
  • General anxiety or specific phobias
  • Obstacles to achieving success in work or school
  • Depression (Great sadness, loss of pleasure and enjoyment, feeling that it’s hard to get things done, trouble sleeping, etc)
  • Childhood trauma that is having negative impacts on current life

Couple Therapy

  •  frequent arguments that seem repetitive and non-productive
  • trouble communicating about the three most challenging areas for a couple to negotiate: sex, money, in-laws
  • exploring whether the couple wants to stay committed to each other
  • repairing from the damage done to the relationship through infidelity

Child and Adolescent Therapy

  • not getting along with a family member (parent or sibling)
  • trouble in making or keeping friends
  • not living up to one's potential academically
  • diagnosed or undiagnosed learning difference affecting school performance and relationships
  • dealing with having a sibling who has a major developmental or medical illness
  • dealing with parental separation or divorce


  • one has the desire and resources to undertake the most intense form of treatment
  • looking for a treatment can fundamentally change the way you relate to yourself and others and work


  • for parents
  • for licensed professionals concerning their work

Organizations I'm affiliated with

  • UCSF, Clinical Faculty
  • San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
  • Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • Division 39, American Psychological Association