Hi and thank you for visiting my website! I specialize in helping individuals experiencing chronic pain, sleep problems, and trauma-related stress. I am a recovery-oriented therapist, and I fully believe recovery is possible. I use a combination of talk therapy and mind-body strategies such as self-acupressure and mindfulness to help clients. My top priority is to help you live your best life.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in using evidence-based treatments, backed by decades of research. I have been a therapist for over 15 years, and most of my experience comes from working at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where I’ve spent the past 10 years. If you are interested in learning more about the specific treatments I provide, please contact me.
Please note that I do not accept any insurance plans, but will provide my clients with detailed superbills to submit to their insurance companies for reimbursement. My standard rate for one hour of therapy is $185.
I am originally from Pennsylvania and moved to California about 10 years ago to complete my doctoral dissertation. I fell in love with the Bay Area and have made it my home! I’ve worked at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System since moving here, and a few years ago I returned to school to also become a massage therapist. I opened a small massage private practice called Restore Body and Soul in 2016 and expanded it to add mental health counseling in 2018. I recently published my first book, Live Your Life: 14 Days to the Best You, which includes lessons I’ve shared with my clients over the years, using examples from my personal life. In my free time I enjoy reading and writing, taking walks and exploring small towns, and spending time at the NorCal beaches.
~ Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of California (#80405) and State of Pennsylvania (#CW015295)
~ Certified Massage Therapist, State of California (#71586)
~ Certified Acupressurist
~ PhD in Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore
~ Masters in Social Work, Temple University
~ Bachelors of Arts in Social Work, Elizabethtown College
~ Massage Therapist and Health Educator, National Holistic Institute
I would love to hear from you! If you would like to schedule a brief call to discuss treatment, please Contact Me.