I am both a Social Worker and a Psychologist in California. Training as a social worker and in psychology allows me to have a deeper understanding of a person in their environment and who they are in context to families and systems they engage with, as well as the individual development that may have influenced where they have arrived. I have worked in community mental health, correctional facilities such as prisons and jails, and enjoy working with people in private practice working to better their life in some way. I strongly believe that we all have strengths that sometimes we discount or go untapped when we are in dark places. It is my pleasure to work with people to uncover those strengths, harness them, and utilize them to live rich, fulfilling lives.
I specialize in gender! I treat a variety of mental health concerns, and I specialize in gender-affirmative care for transgender, non-binary, gender-expansive, and intersex people. You might be questioning your gender or feel like you want to explore more with an experienced therapist. Perhaps you have come out or transitioned, but are finding dealing with other people’s reactions challenging. Perhaps people misgendering you has taken its toll and you are having symptoms of anxiety or depression. I can help you navigate these challenges to live your best life! Now offering surgery referral letters aka gender health assessment or evaluations.
I am a WPATH GEI SOC 7 Certified Member which means that I have taken extensive additional coursework and education and passed an examination related to the WPATH Standards of Care. I have taken several continuing educational seminars, units and attended numerous conferences to better understand how I can serve the gender minority community and be the best therapist I can be serving transgender people.