I know that coming into therapy for the first time can be challenging. I also know that spending a lot of money to see if you’re the right fit can also create a barrier. With this in mind, I am offering a FREE initial consultation with anyone interested in exploring psychotherapy with me. This is not a therapy session, nor is it an assessment. It is a chance to sit with me, ask questions, tell me about your issues, and learn how I might approach the work together. Individuals may meet with me for up to 45 minutes. Since couples and relationship counseling sessions require a 75 minute intake, I will waive the fee for the first 45 minutes and see you at a discounted rate.

I am a licensed Oakland psychologist with 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy. I teach, write, consult, and do research on sexual diversity and clinical and ethical issues related to psychotherapy and the Internet.

How I can help:

Here are some of the issues I work on with people in my practice:

  • Anxiety, stress, and panic;
  • Body image, food, and eating issues, from a size acceptance perspective;
  • Career transitions, cultivating creativity, and issues related to being an entrepreneur;
  • Depression;
  • Gender and identity issues;
  • Grief and loss;
  • Healing difficult family relationships (mom, dad, and sibling issues);
  • Consultation with parents responding to a teen or young adult who is coming out about sexual or gender identity;
  • Insomnia and sleep issues, including APAP and CPAP compliance;
  • Internet, technology and social media issues, including managing the pressure of online celebrity;
  • Personal growth;
  • Post-Burning Man processing;
  • Procrastination and avoidance;
  • Relationships, dating, and sexual concerns

New Psychotherapy Clients

Call (415)-501-9098 or email me so we can schedule a first session together. Or start with the pages under my Psychotherapy menu where you’ll find my services, fees, and policies. I welcome and work with heterosexual and LGBTQQA people; altsex, monogamous, polyamorous, vanilla, BDSM, and kink-identified people; and with sex workers and their partners.

Clinicians

Take a look at my Speaking, Consulting, and CE Credits menus or check out my shop.

 

If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, you should call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room. For other crisis info, see my crisis resources.