I meet you human heart to human heart and form an intimate relationship with you.  I don’t flinch from the things others do.  This relationship is also unique because I am here entirely for you, with sustained attention and care, and the focus is firmly on your adjustment to your life as it is. In this way I mirror you, helping you see yourself and how it is you want to adapt to your circumstances, or make changes.  In the context of this relationship, and in ways that work for you, I bring you back to your present reality again and again.  It's weird that this can be unfamiliar! The body is always right in the middle of present reality - our minds build an alternate universe!  But the degree you are in reality is the degree you can draw on your innate wisdom, kindness and strength.  I bring you back to the actual again and again, because it is there that you discover the best next step, and the best next. . .

How I do therapy:

Counseling in Castro Valley