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Compassionate & confidential therapy

virtual or in-person in Lodi, CA

email me about session availability


  • individual with adult or teen

  • couples therapy

  • family therapy

My specialties

My specialty is in working with trauma and the ways that trauma presents itself

  • emotional dysregulation like anxiety, anger & depression

  • maladaptive coping like addiction or disordered eating

  • cognitive distortions like ruminating and catastrophizing


Somatic therapy

I integrate somatic practices into therapy. Basically, feelings are not just experiences that happen in your brain. It's a felt experience and can be used in session. I help my clients to bring the wisdom of their bodies into their conscious mind to be utilized in session.


Interest list

If you're interested in receiving individual therapy from me and live in California, please email me a sentence about what you would like to work on -


As of this time, I cannot guarantee that I will be able to work with you, so please continue to search for an appropriate provider in the meantime.  I wrote this blog article about finding a trauma therapist that may be of use.  And there is also the therapist finder through Psychology Today and the Somatic Experiencing website has a list of their providers as well.

Who I can't work with

Unfortunately, I will not be accepting clients that are homicidal or are having psychotic symptoms or I otherwise do not think I can help through my currently offered hours and availability. I also will not be accepting clients that cannot pay the full fee.

Why the odd hours

Simply due to the limitations of my own time.  I have a career, family and create lots of free content and paid courses.  So the odd hours are currently really all I can do.  But if you've got the availability, it might be ideal for you too.

Current availability

Current availability

T, W, Th - 830pm - 50 minutes (virtual only)

Sa - 8, 9, 10 or 11am - 50 minutes

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Polyvagal-informed mind body therapy

Talk therapy that includes somatic elements, grounded in the Polyvagal Theory.

I do what we know works - I focus on the therapeutic relationship and I adapt to the needs of my individual clients.  That means two things:

  • I listen, I validate, I don't judge, I expect and assume the best of my clients, make goals with the client and consistently ask for feedback.

  • I use various techniques based on what the client needs at the current stage of treatment: somatic awareness, in-depth processing, psychoeducation, grounding, looking at thoughts, just being quiet and listening  or even calling you out on your stuff when it's needed.  I adapt.


Payment considerations

  • Session rate is at the very top of this page

  • Payment is done automatically after each session through Stripe, using a credit or debit card on file with simple Practice.

  • I do not take insurance

  • I do not do sliding scale payments

  • I can provide you with a super bill upon request


My license

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#99147) in CA, able to work with individuals, families, couples and groups.

Why only CA?

Each state has laws in place of who can provide therapy and to whom.  Typically, if you provide therapy from one state, you can't do so over state lines to someone in a different state.