My private psychotherapy practice is a wonderful place to address your relationship with yourself and with others, your family history, symptoms of mood or thought disorders, trauma, substance abuse and addiction.
I have over 35 years of experience working with clients with various strengths and challenges, and I am very interested in meeting with the family members and loved ones of a person with mental health symptoms as well. I find that family members can benefit from 3 to 5 sessions of psychoeducation to learn more about the the symptoms their family member is experiencing, to better understand how these symptoms have impacted their family relationships and to have an opportunity to focus on their own needs and concerns.
I am also very interested in supporting the growth and emergence of improved self-esteem, particularly in the arena of our relationships with our bodies. Making the decision to get off the merry-go-round of weight-loss dieting can be a difficult and very rewarding decision. I bring my own experience, as well as my extensive research in the understanding of Health at Every Size, to this work.
I am available for consultation to other therapists and psychiatrists in these areas as well.
Please feel free to email me or call me at ~510~~632~~2244~.
......a little bit about me......
I am a long-time activist for social justice, which over the years has included opposing the war in Viet Nam, participating in the developing of the modern wave of feminism, engaging in the study of constructive criticism and examining the ways that race and socio-economic class affect the fabric of our lives. The study and practice of Health at Every Size continue to inform my advocacy of self-acceptance, as well as extensive experience in providing services in the public mental and behavioral health care system. I am also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I bring those tools, along with my multi-faceted approach to how we humans move through the world, to my work as a therapist. I believe in change, renewal and recovery and I delight in the creativity each person brings to the table.
2006, on the Sunshine Coast of Australia
A wonderful, cold fall day at the beach
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