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650.346.7698

Palo Alto, CA and

Steamboat Springs, CO

[email protected]


Licensed in California, Colorado and Utah.

Welcome!


I am​ a licensed clinical social worker (or LCSW) specializing in individuals and families. I have expertise in repairing damaged or broken relationships, understanding how past traumas impact current experiences, and perhaps most importantly, providing you with a self of well-being as you navigate your current stage of life.  

Within the community, I am most well-known as a family therapist with extensive experience providing no-nonsense parent support and/or relationship repair between high conflict coparents, parents and struggling teens or young adults, as well as older adults siblings and aging parents. I am known for getting results on hard cases.


I also routinely assist families navigating wilderness therapy or residential treatment for their struggling teen or young adult child. With deep personal and professional experience, I can help you assess whether your child can remain safely at home, requires a higher level of care in an out-of-home setting, or something in between such as intensive outpatient therapy or mentoring. I also work with families seeking "aftercare" once their teen completes treatment, in order to facilitate an authentic and successful transition home.


Additionally, I work with many families with LGBTQIA+ teens who may be experiencing gender dysphoria, depression, anxiety, family alienation, school isolation or social challenges. With compassion and knowledge, I can help you sort out this unexpected, but not uncommon, change of destination on your parenting journey.


The bulk of my practice, however, is working individually with adults of all ages, seeking support navigating a change in circumstances, be it divorce, an empty nest, relationship discord, early career job stress or a solid listening ear to help sort out the chaos of a childhood trauma. With humor and a relaxed "we might both be in our pajamas" demeanor, I can promise a warm and insightful meeting each time.  A social worker by training, I take a "hands on" approach to therapy and will likely recommend books to read, podcasts and resources to explore, dog trainers to call, 


I currently split my time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and I am fully licensed in California, Colorado and Utah. I see clients in person or via video in both places.                                                 

If you believe your child or teen may be heading toward a crisis, I can help you make that assessment and figure out next steps, including referrals to others. If you believe you or a family member is in crisis and may be a danger to themselves or others, please dial 988 or go to your nearest emergency room.