I am a Brooklyn native brought to San Francisco by a quest for love and personal growth that has led me along a career path with many twists and turns including artist, educator and therapist. Raised as Buddhist, my life has been shaped by the philosophy that we are born in this world to develop compassion, help one another transform suffering and reach our highest potential.
My work as a "helper" includes 22 years of spiritual guidance counseling and 8 years of therapeutic mentoring of at-risk youth using the arts. Since 2010, I have worked in a clinical capacity providing individual, couples and family therapy in multi-cultural communities.
My approach is direct and playful, drawing on somatic, mindfulness-based, experiential approaches (DBT, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy) to skill-build around emotion-regulation and effective communication.