Masters of Science
Counseling Marriage and Family Therapy
Associate MFT #114456
Supervised by Lacy Martinez, LMFT #93493
Located in Oakland, CA
The process of building authentic relationship and engaging with what cannot be said in other areas of our lives are deeply empowering processes. I work from a place of being true to myself and you, and this includes my identities and competencies in queer, nonmonogamous, and kinky ways of being. I engage with therapy always from a place of respect and openness first. My earnest engagement, wry sense of humor, and ability to engage gently with what may be scary about the work of self-knowing are some of my first tools to help you attend to your needs in therapy. Let's make it weird!
I work from a theoretical grounding in Gestalt therapy, and am also highly integrative. This modality emphasizes authenticity, so I am very direct about what I think might be happening in the room and will encourage you to experiment with your own authentic expression. I will encourage you to find grounding in embodiment and noticing how your body responds.
I notice that none of this is possible without social justice narratives, as power and privilege inform our many cultures like the air we breathe. I am committed to equity and engagement with the structures that are not right. Systemic issues create distress, and acknowledging these impacts are the very first step to engaging with them.
I am a queer, nonbinary, spectrum-adjacent femme and an integrative let’s-find-what-works clinician.
Masters Level Graduate of San Francisco State University’s Counseling Department
with Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy
specializing in treating:
Folks who identify as kinky or nonmonogamous
Trauma, PTSD, and C-PTSD
Family of Origin Issues
Anxiety and Depression
Relationship Therapy with couples and more
Complex and marginalized backgrounds
Starting is easy! Use the form on the right to begin our conversation. We'll start with a free, 30 minute consultation to see if we're a good match. If we're not, for any reason, I'll provide you with other referrals that may be a better fit - my commitment is to your well-being first!