My Approach to Helping
I offer mindfulness-based psychotherapy, with a warm and non-judging approach, for people who are experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, bipolar conditions, post-traumatic stress, infertility, attention deficit conditions, and people with pain and/or other chronic medical conditions. Sessions involve mostly talking therapy, and may also include (depending on your needs and interests): breathing & body sensation awareness practices; emotional regulation & distress tolerance training; simple yoga & meditation; compassion, acceptance, gratitude, and loving-kindness practices; and interactive guided imagery.
Psychotherapy, consultation, and/or classes are available, depending on your preferences and needs. Sessions last 60 - 75 minutes. Supervision for clinical LCSW and MFT interns, and mentoring for MBSR instructors are also available.
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs: I teach courses for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Google, Inc., Apple Computer Inc., Stanford University, and other schools and organizations in the SF Bay Area.
Please go to www.pamf.org/mindfulness, Palo Alto Medical Foundation's site, for more information about classes, a resume describing my background in detail, and an article about mindfulness.