There can be any number of life factors pushing or pulling you into investigating therapy right now.  Maybe you feel there is too much movement (the chaos, feelings of being overwhelmed) or perhaps you feel that you are stuck in a rut and going through the same patterns in life, work or relationships and need to make a change.  

First and foremost, my goal is to work myself out of the job.  That may sound odd, but I envision therapy as a time for problem solving and grounding and growing.  You already possess many strengths and life skills, likely more than you realize, and I see my job as helping you discover and start using these skills more effectively to have positive impacts on your life.  In a more succinct and cliche'd analogy, I want to help you to find your wings and fly away (in a healthy and balanced manner).

In our client-centered and resilience based work, we will be working within a non-judgmental and supportive space to dig through some past and make paths to a better future.  It might not always be pretty or comfortable, but I believe that you have the power within yourself already.  I want to work with you and help you discover your strengths and recognize your accomplishments; from here, you are going to find your better and best selves.  

I am a person of color and and accepting and affirming of the LGBTQ community.  I recognize that people arrive to the San Francisco Bay Area with different expectations and perspectives; I respect and celebrate people for their individuality and self-expression.  Regardless of how you have come to be here and your experiences, you will feel safe and heard in this space we have together.

Congratulations on taking this first step, making this first pass at sketching out what you envision for the future.  You are here and making those first moves to make change, your change, happen.  Let's begin.