​​​Licensed Psychotherapist, Santa Barbara, CA  ~ 805-450-1652

​​​I specialize in individual adult psychotherapy in Santa Barbara, California, as a licensed clinical social worker. My practice is founded on the view that we can use our depressions, anxieties, traumas, and problematic relationships as bridges to transform ourselves.

Shame is an invisible barrier that interferes with personal development and relationship success. Until we acknowledge our shame and work through it, we continue to be stuck in old destructive patterns. Therapy can release the grip of shame, creating a better relationship with self and others.

A partial presentation as part of Cottage Hospital Santa Barbara

A partial presentation as part of Cottage Hospital Santa Barbara

March, 2016

Psychiatric Grand Rounds

The therapist's interactions with the client illuminate the psychological difficulties that cause the client’s suffering. By working in the present, the relationship between therapist and client becomes a microcosm of the relational patterns that interfere with well being.

Nancy Gunzberg  

January, 2010

Making the Invisible Visible:

Working with Shame in the Therapeutic Relationship

​​​Psychiatric Grand Rounds

Mindful Matters in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship