Connecting in the San Francisco Bay Area

Connection

Human beings are innately wired for connection. Almost all of our decisions and thoughts are fueled by the desire to connect with our loved ones, with our thoughts and largely with the world around us. At times,  connection can come easy, and at other times it can be quite difficult.

 

If you are interested in progression on a path of personal growth, looking for mental and emotional healing or are interested in connecting with others, you are in the right place.

Looking for a reflective, contemplative practice? Let’s help you connect to your best self so that you can live the life you desire.

 

Therapeutic support is not only for those who may have deep traumas or serious mental illness. It is also for the person who needs to vent occasionally, who may want to better understand themself or their current situation, or to learn more ways to cope with the daily stressors of life in a world that pressures us to pretend like we have it all together.

 

If this sounds like what you are looking for, then the Connection Clinic is for you!

 

#Stopthestigma

"When it comes to mental health conditions, we often treat them differently from other diseases like cancer, diabetes or asthma...  Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there should be no distinction".

Michelle Obama

 

Services

Psychotherapy 

Individual, Child/Adolescent,

 Family and Couples

Therapy with me may not fit the traditional vision of what you may think therapy is; and then again, it just might! I won’t continually ask you, “How did that make you feel?” and I won’t tell you what to do when you have a problem. But I WILL challenge you to dissect your thoughts, decisions, experiences, and aspirations in order to make a positive change in your life. As both an integrative therapist and a visual learner myself, we might use worksheets, posters, whiteboards, artwork, videos, books and sometimes yoga to connect. 

My areas of specialization include:

Depression

Anxiety

Stress Management

Relationship and Social Difficulties

Coping skills

Adolescent/Play therapy

Emotional Disturbance

School issues (K-12)

Behavioral issues

Emotional Intelligence

Personal Growth

Mindfullness

 

I also work with clients on the following themes:

Mood disorders

Life stage transitions

Parenting

Boundary setting

Gender /Sexuality exploration

Grief and loss

Trauma History

Yoga - Psychotherapy


 The integration of yoga into psychotherapy, personal growth, and healing practices teach us how to become aware of our internal dialogs, teachings from our families of origin, and how society shapes us. Learn to be aware of your thoughts and emotions, as well as how they relate to the world around you, through a whole person (body, mind, and soul) approach to healing. This awareness allows us to become more conscious of how we move through life and ultimately allows us to make informed decisions on who we are, why we are, and what we should do with that information. It's a great way to stay connected to yourself when the world around us is constantly changing and demanding more.  Yoga is a great self-care tool, and I am excited to be able to share all the ways that yoga can be used to live a less stressed, intentional, satisfying life. 

School Based Mental Health & Advocacy

Resources and Advocacy

Does your child need additional support at school? I can assist with supporting you, as you advoacte with school districts to provide mental, emotional and social supports for your child. I assist by attending Individual Education Plan (IEPs) meetings for students, helping parents understand their child's mental health rights in schools, connecting families to beneficial mental health resources for youth and ensuring that districts appropriately accommodate students with mental health needs that directly affect their education.

Schedule a consultation for more information on how I can help. 

Mental Health First Aid Training

Interested in any of these services?

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Through this training, you will learn how to respond to and support persons who are experiencing mental health crises. From recognizing symptoms to resources and tools in to help both you and the person you are supporting, Mental Health First Aid prepares you to provide supportive stabilization to a person or situation until appropriate mental health and emergency support persons can respond. 

 

Training topics include:

  • Depression and mood

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Suicidal Thinking

  • Trauma

  • Psychosis

  • Substance Use  

Contact me for more information on setting up a training for your group, organization or company. 

 

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