I am a licensed marriage and family therapist working with individual adults in my private practice in San Francisco, California.
My own history with an eating disorder and the journey of my personal recovery opened the path to my life's work - helping others. In addition to the personal aspect, I bring over 20 years professional experience as an eating disorders specialist skilled in the areas of food, weight, body image, compulsive exercise as well as general psychotherapy. My expertise covers a broad range such as addiction recovery, relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and self esteem problems.
Since many people struggle with more than one issue at the same time it is especially important that I have experience working with a wide range of clinical issues.
I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Therapy is centered on you and your individual needs as we build on your strengths, focus on solutions and develop new skills and insights. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life struggles and challenge the limits that keep you stuck. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to your unique needs.
To provide you with additional support in your recovery, I am also a certified nutritional consultant with expertise in the eating disorder and addiction fields.
With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.
Certificate as Nutritional Consultant and Fitness Specialist,
North American College 1981
Master of Arts in Psychology, New College 1992
MFC 32410 June 1995
California Association of Marriage Family Therapists, since 1995
San Francisco Chapter CAMFT, since 1995
Private practice, San Francisco, specializing in:
Eating disorders, addiction recovery, dual diagnosis
treatment, general psychotherapy, clinical supervision
1993 - Current
Alta Mira Residential Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program, Sausalito:
Director Eating Disorders Track/Primary Therapist in
Chemical Dependency Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Specialist,
2007 - 2009
Ohlhoff Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorders Program, San Francisco:
Director, Eating Disorders Program
Clinical Supervisor/Therapist/Nutritional Consultant