Do you sometimes have thoughts like these?
I don't know what I should do
I just can't stand itWhat's the point?
I hate my life
Ordinarily we encounter existential concerns like these at particular stages in our lives, and our answers can be thoughtful and productive. We reflect on our accomplishments, the people in our lives and the influences that have shaped our personality and directed our life's path. There are times, however, when our preoccupations seem to make no sense and we don't understand why our lives have gotten so out of control. The less aware we are of our motives, feelings, thoughts, actions and perceptions, the more they control us and the more we stay stuck. Psychotherapy can help us integrate difficult experiences into our awareness, freeing us from the symptoms that circumscribe our lives.
On the following pages of this website, you will find information about the symptoms of depression and anxiety, links to psychological tests and methods of treatment. I have included links to available mental health services, community resources as well as details about my San Francisco Bay Area private practice. I have been providing psychotherapy to individual adults and couples in Marin County as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the past 19 years. To discuss setting an appointment, please send me an email or leave me a confidential voicemail.