I was born in Marin County where I attended Reed School, Marin Country Day School and The Branson School. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from U.C. Irvine, my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and worked as a teen and family therapist intern for four years. I earned licensure as a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist in 2011, opening Flick Connection in San Francisco and working as a Therapeutic Mentor and Parent Coach for the Vive Family Support Program. In 2015, I opened the second Flick Connection office in San Anselmo, CA.
Growing up I was taught the importance of respect, responsibility and honesty. These are the core values I encourage as the foundation for therapy. Teens and adults need to know they have someone who understands their struggles and can relate in authentic ways.
I’m formally trained in EMDR, CBT, DBT, and Interpersonal (IPT) treatment modalities. These approaches are all based on empirical evidence. The ability to administer multiple proven approaches to clients with different needs allows me to effectively work with many presenting problems.
When not supporting others professionally, I enjoy surfing, baseball, golf and working on classic cars. In addition to my therapeutic work, I’m most proud of winning the Pacific Cup yacht race from San Francisco to Hawaii and taking eight years to restore a 1968 Ford Mustang. As a “car guy” it’s my nature to see hidden potential in rebuilding rather than replacing. My greatest reward is being thanked by clients who were at first resistant to therapy and who, through our work together, have honed the abilities necessary to improve their lives.