Oakland, California

(510) 845-5178 Ext. 3

Psychotherapy, counseling and consultation services



I provide psychotherapy and counseling services for adult individuals, couples and groups. I see clients on a short-term or a longer-term basis, which is a decision we make together. Couples' therapy extends to working with siblings, parent/adult children, co-custody parents, and friends. I also consult with and supervise other psychotherapists and psychotherapists-in-training. 

Areas of emphasis include:

  • Aging Parents  
  • Anxiety/Worries  
  • Career  
  • Co-Custody  
  • Communication Skills  
  • Couples (includes siblings, parent/adult children, friends)  
  • Depression (sometimes experienced as having the "blahs" or numbness)
  • Dilemmas ("I don't know what to do about __")
  • Divorce
  • Finding meaning in life  
  • Life Transitions  
  • Men's Issues  
  • Mid-Life Issues  
  • Self Esteem/Personal Exploration  
  • Supervision/Consultation
  • Trauma  
  • Wealth and Money  
  • Women's Issues

A typical first meeting:

The first session, which lasts 50 minutes, is something of an interview for both therapist and client. As a client, you will see what it is like to sit in the room with me. I will want to know what brings you to therapy at this particular point in time. I will listen, and ask you questions. An interview session is designed for me to have a sense of your communication style, and for you to have a sense of mine. I will make a point of bracketing 10 or 15 minutes before the end in order to give you feedback on how I think I may work with you if you decide to enter treatment, and for you to ask questions of me.