Everyone has the potential to make small changes that lead to big improvements in their lives. For over 15 years I have worked with individuals and families to connect, heal, and thrive. If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety or depression, are having social and communication challenges, or frustrated in their personal relationships, I can help.
Do you often feel “unworthy,” “not enough” or “unloveable?” Are you stuck in shame spirals? You know, those intense self-loathing narratives and overwhelming emotions that erode your ability to live potentially. If this sounds familiar, I’m here to help. I support people who want to live bigger and brighter, but have struggled with self-esteem, consent violations and sexual assault, sexual and gender identity formation, sexual enjoyment and body-image issues. By showing you how to bring compassion to these issues, and the shame spirals they cause, I can help you learn to love yourself, others, and the world around you.
My practice was founded on the assumption that all people need support at points in their lives and that progress toward achieving personal goals should be seen within a few sessions. If you're looking for a therapist, it shows you are ready to do the work and that is a great start! I am passionate about collaborating with kids, teens and family to work through issues. I truly believe a little time and effort focused on improving relationships can help so much. Contact me (email is best!) and we can set up a time to talk.
*Virtual Sessions Available* Does your kid or teenager often say NO, I DON’T CARE, or YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. You see them struggling with anxiety and depression, or risky behaviors such as using drugs, and don’t know what to do. You might also have gifted children or teenagers who are struggling with perfectionism-obsession-procrastination (POP). Are you high functioning and having a stable job but yet have symptoms, feelings, and behaviors that are difficult to explain in the context of your life experiences? Are you often in a relational pattern where you do things out of fear, obligation, and guilt (FOG)?
Everyone encounters stress and difficult times in their lives. Whether it is life transitions, troubled or unhealthy relationships, stuck in a certain place, or something more significant, therapy provides an opportunity for change and better emotional well-being. I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of life transitions, relationship difficulties, divorce and separation, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief and loss. I also work with parents on early childhood issues.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, families, and adults at all different stages in their lives. I am a licensed psychologist who received my undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I have worked extensively with both children and adults with a wide variety of presenting problems and mental health issues. My approach to therapy is integrative drawing on client-centered, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, attachment, and family systems models. I conduct child and family therapy, dyadic therapy for young children, and individual therapy for adults.
C.A.R.E. Clinic (Children’s Advancement and Results through Evaluation) specializes in psychological and neuropsychological testing with children, adolescents, and young adults. We are passionate about conducting evaluations that guide families towards a greater understanding of their child, with precise and practical reports that provide a roadmap for effective solutions. Common areas we assess for include ADHD, learning disabilities, giftedness, neurocognitive differences, developmental delays/autism, mood disorders and emotional or behavioral challenges. We also conduct pre-adoption psychological evaluations.
I help people SAVE their relationships. Did you just find out that your partner had been unfaithful to you? Are you wondering if you can ever trust again? Where's the person that you once thought you could spend the rest of your life with? These are questions that many of my clients have dealt with. And I'm here to help you figure out the steps you need to take to reclaim your relationship.
My role is to guide and help you in developing insight, greater satisfaction, and symptom relief. I provide support by discussing your concerns and feelings, and by helping you resolve and move towards your goals, such as fulfillment, belonging, to cope with hardship or to feel 'unstuck'. I guide you in examining your situation, struggles and relationships, facilitating deeper understanding and strengths to make positive shifts. My style is warm, collaborative and engaging. I compassionately promote therapeutic healing, growth & change. For youth, I practice a combo of play, talk and behavioral therapy, parent coaching/support.
During this pandemic, are you concerned about your child or adolescent's mood/behavior? When life becomes overwhelming, a little guidance can make things better. I provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment, where we can work together to tackle life's problems. I am a licensed psychologist and have over 10 years of experience in conducting individual therapy and group therapy with children, teens and parents. My primary therapeutic approach involves cognitive behavioral techniques which are based on the belief that our thoughts influence our feelings and behaviors.
I work with families, couples and individuals wanting to improve their lives and relationships through better communication, deeper insight and creative problem solving. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, supportive environment that allows individuals to cope with the stressful situations of live, to resolve difficult relational issues and to work toward personal growth and inner peace. I believe that spirituality and culture are important dimensions of people's lives and need to be respected in the context of therapy.
I believe that one of the most important factors for successful therapy is the "fit" between therapist and client. I have been told by some of my clients that they like my direct style, interactive manner, and the feeling of being heard and seen. They like my Russian proverbs and humor. In both individual and couples therapy, I strive to bring out the best, wisest, kindest, flexible, most functioning adult parts of my clients to the surface. Through therapy, my clients get insight, make better choices and enjoy feeling more in charge of their lives.
Welcome! Thank you for checking out my page, and more importantly, for taking this step to invest in yourself! You likely are struggling significantly with something and looking for guidance. You may be wondering if I could be the therapist by your side on this journey. Here's a little about me to help you make an informed decision: My style of therapy is thoughtful, warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, highly collaborative, and results-driven. You are the expert on you (your child), and are likely coming to me for expertise in specific therapies to help you get to where you are heading. As a team we can get there quicker!
People with Depression
People struggling with Poor relationships
Substance abuse (for anyone enrolled in a treatment for drug abuse center)
Feelings of panic
Eating disorders (helpful to anyone seeking bulimia help, anorexia treatment or assistance for binge eating)
I work with children, adolescents, adults and families that are facing life's challenges and stressors. Often in these difficult situations we need a safe and non-judgemental environment to identify our innate strengths that can be applied to solutions.
We often have good intentions to take care of ourselves, but too often, we put ourselves last. There will never be a perfect time to start, but now is the time to make an investment in yourself for a happier future. Maybe you're depressed, anxious or unhappy about your work or life. You don't need to continue to suffer. Don't delay your chance for a happier life and more satisfying relationships. Call me for a free consult to find out if I am the right therapist for you.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families who are open to looking at themselves and ready to make changes to improve the quality of their life. I specialize in Women's Health Psychology treating the psychological difficulties that often coincide with common medical conditions that women face including but not limited to: Infertility, Menopause, Post Partum Depression, Cancer, Diabetes, interpersonal relationships, etc. I have much experience in working with the GLBT and questioning population individually as well as through couples and family work.
As a therapist, my goal is to help my clients form better relationships, understand the patterns in their life, recognize their potential, and increase their resilience. To truly "know thyself" can be a difficult task, and I am committed to helping others embark upon their journey of self exploration. If you are facing depression, anxiety, strained relationships, feelings of helplessness, low self-esteem, poor performance at school or work, or other challenges, you may be a good candidate for therapy.
Welcome! We all face stress at some point in our lives. It may be caused by transitions, major life events, or day-to-day life itself. You may be struggling to cope more than usual and may benefit from additional support. I hope to collaborate with you towards understanding your emotions and feeling you have better control of them, improving your experience of life, changing unhealthy behaviors, relieving emotional distress, and improving your role in relationships.
Are you looking for tools to take with you to improve your relationship, satisfaction with work/life balance, and emotional well being? I work with couples, individuals and families. My approach is on helping you clarify the choices that will build on your strengths, values, and hopes. I engage with you to explore and problem solve challenges that may have been impacting you, your relationship, and family, and to help you build the life you want.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Burlingame are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Burlingame then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Burlingame, or Child Psychologists in Burlingame.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Burlingame psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Burlingame specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.