Narrative of Services:
I specialize in work with OCD and OC-spectrum disorders. At any given time about half of my (relatively large) client load is people with OCD/spectrum disorders. It is a priority, passion and honor for me to offer my services to this community that is gravely under-served.
My primary approach with OCD and BFRB’s is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in conjunction with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). My approach is client-centered, collaborative, strengths-based, and I can be directive and challenging when needed. I work experientially and somatically (body-centered), with a present moment mindfulness orientation that supports increased tolerance of distressing urges. Sessions are virtual only for now, in Marin (Likely San Rafael area) when possible. In person, 6′ distance, outdoor sessions currently being considered.
I have quite a bit of training in multicultural/diversity competency and always try to be sensitive and open to the experiences of people of cultures different from my own. I am aware of what it can be like to be treated as “other” and/or to have a different contextual position and belief system than the dominant culture. I always strive to be understanding and to expand my knowledge when needed.