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in San Francisco or Alameda: 415-533-9724

My Promise

I believe that we are all unique and inherently capable of change. Although I am trained extensively in certain modalities, I do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to the process of psychotherapy. If you choose to work with me, I will treat you respectfully, thoughtfully and ethically, holding your welfare as my highest imperative. I will also:

  • Listen to you attentively
  • Communicate with you honestly
  • Respect your right to engage in psychotherapy at your own pace
  • Seek to understand you and your life and world from your own perspective
  • Attend to your psychological needs thoughtfully, skillfully and ethically
  • Respect your right to confidentiality and privacy.
  • Provide you with therapeutic guidance, insight and reflections responsive to your particular needs and goals
  • Invite you to share your thoughts and feelings with me, including regarding the process of
    therapy and how it affects you, and whether you are receiving what you want and need
  • Regard you as a whole and complex person, inherently valuable and with many qualities
    and attributes beyond the difficulties, symptoms or vulnerabilities you may be experiencing
  • Explore the influences of race, class, culture and/or oppression in your experience of life
    and sense of self
  • Respect your right to direct and govern your own life, including to decide when you wish to
    discontinue the process of psychotherapy
  • Help you to recognize and draw upon your natural capacities and strengths to attain or
    sustain the well-being you desire
  • Encourage you to seek alternative or adjunctive assistance if necessary
  • Offer you psycho-educational information that may be helpful in broadening your
    awareness of those needs, situation, circumstance or experience we discuss
  • Retain a focus on you and your needs in our sessions

 

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.  - Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living