I offer telehealth (video and phone) therapy for individuals, couples, and families living in California.
“The concern of the social scientist should not be so much to explain the world as to transform it.” ~ Ignacio Martín-Baró
Therapy is most effective as a collaborative process in which your needs and desires for growth are prioritized. The foundation of my approach to therapy stems from the wholehearted belief that our bodyminds, those seemingly interminable knots of body and psyche, are orientated towards liberation. Over time, my thinking has been influenced by Jungian therapy, liberation psychology, feminist and queer studies, and the work of disability and transformative justice activists.
Counter to mainstream psychology which locates the nexus of disorder within the individual, I believe that if there are “problems” they can be found within unjust systems of power. Therapy should not require individuals to adjust to oppression or be forced to embody ableist forms of normativity shaped by capitalism. It should however, create a safe-enough space in which to untangle the harmful messages that we internalize and weaponize against ourselves and others.
I believe therapy can assist us in healing from the ways we have been harmed and/or have harmed others in relationship and offer support to navigate the ongoing impacts of oppression. It provides a space to reckon with contradiction, feel the uncomfortable, speak the unspeakable, expand our capacity for joy, and perhaps most importantly, return complexity to what becomes simplified through trauma.
Queer Caregivers Support Group This is a process-style support group for queer folks who are currently primary caregivers for a parent/guardian/partner. The group offers space to slow down and connect with other queer caregivers, share resources, experiences, and explore the impacts of ableism and isolation particular to caregiving during a pandemic. We meet weekly on Thursdays over zoom and the group is sliding scale/donation based ($0-20 per group). Contact email@example.com or 650-549-5472 (text/vm) for more info.
Clients served: I work with people of all identities and ages. *Due to licensing restrictions I am only able to serve residents with the settler-colonial state designated boundaries of California.
Initial consultation To begin, I offer a free 15-30 minute initial phone/Zoom call. This allows space for you to give me an overview of what you are seeking through therapy, answer any questions you might have, and determine if we have compatible schedules for ongoing work.
Fees My fee is $150 per 50-minute session. I also offer a limited number of reduced-fee spots for individuals with greater financial need (on a space available basis). I accept payment via debit/credit and FSA/HSA cards (using Square’s payment system). I do not currently accept insurance payments.
Languages spoken English.
Scheduling Sessions are scheduled for a regular weekly time based on the compatibility of our schedules. I suggest a minimum of one session per week for the greatest benefit.
Telehealth All therapy sessions occur over Zoom (https://zoom.us/download) or by phone.