You see, I want a lot. Perhaps I want everything.
-- Rainer Maria Rilke
  • kink/bdsm
  • mindful sexuality
  • alternative relationships
  • polyamory/non-monogamy

I am a licensed psychotherapist in Berkeley offering services to people in alternative relationships and to those curious about different models of intimacy. In addition to addressing issues relating to relationships I am interested in working with you as whole person to support your healing and growth. As an experienced therapist I can work with you on issues relating to life's meaning, work, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and other life challenges.

I work with individuals, couples, triads and other configurations.

My style is warm, open-minded, collaborative and experiential. My training includes mindfulness-based, body-centered, attachment-based and psychodynamic therapy. I integrate these approaches into a holistic and personalized approach to therapy.

Some of the issues we may discuss are:

  • Working with difficult emotions - jealousy, envy, fear
  • How to talk to your partner about opening up your relationship
  • Primary/secondary, and other relationship structures
  • The meaning of commitment
  • 'Coming out'
  • Developing compersion
  • Time management
  • Effective communication skills