families improve their quality of life.
I believe that psychotherapy is an important resource for people who are grappling and struggling in their life. Psychotherapy provides a means of practical problem solving and can allow for a new perspective on the way one's thoughts and feelings can affect our daily lives.
I received my education and training at San Francisco State University in psychodynamic clinical psychology.
Over many years of practice, I have worked with adults, children and families who have experienced psychological problems, trauma, mental illness or struggled with substance abuse, and others who have sought to understand themselves on a deeper level.
I hope to hear from you and to help with your life and psychological development.
Divorce mediation is a way for divorcing couples to come to a fair and equitable divorce agreement. In a less contentious environment and process, couples who use a divorce mediator are able to go through all the steps needed to dissolve their divorce. People tend to save financially by using a mediator compared to using lawyers, and much of the pain and suffering of divorce can be minimized with the help of a divorce mediator.
Divorce mediation covers child custody issues, child support, dividing the marital home, assets and financials and spousal support. At the end the mediator will provide a Memorandum of Understanding that can be taken to court as a divorce decree.
Note: Child support issues will use the California legal calculation that is established by the state based on income. Spousal support is related to income and expenses for each spouse.
This approach looks at how our thoughts affect our emotions and behavior. Many people have a tendency to think negatively about themselves and others.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps us learn to shift thought patterns to decrease criticism and increase neutral and/or positive thoughts about our lives, ourselves, and other people.
This approach looks at childhood experiences and family dynamics and how one's childhood affects adult lifestyles.
Also important are unconscious mental states which affect every person's daily functioning.
Psychodynamic therapy helps people become more aware of the ways their past affects their present, and helps people conceive of a new, future view of themselves and their life.
This approach acknowledges that people need positive regard and attention to help actualize their personal hopes and desires. It focuses on present life situations and how current issues can be avenues of growth through life's on-going challenges.
Existential therapy helps with understanding ways to expand our selves in relation to our sense of personal freedom, personal meaning and increased capacity for intimacy
Psychotherapy sessions are 50 minutes
UC Berkeley SHIP,
If you are using insurance, I can provide you with a monthly statement upon request so you can submit it for reimbursement.
Best methods of payment.
Divorce Mediation sessions are 60 minutes
Final session and Memorandum of Understanding session
2340 Ward Street, Berkeley, California 94705
Monday and Tuesday: 9 am - 6pm Berkeley
Wednesday 9am - 3pm Berkeley
Thursday 9am - 1pm Berkeley,
Thursday 2pm - 8pm Orinda
Friday 9am-1pm Berkeley
Friday 2pm - 6pm Orinda