I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of San Francisco. As part of my education I completed the Buddhist Studies Program in Bodh Gaya, India through Antioch College. I had the privilege of combining my interests in mental health and mindfulness by working on research at the University of California, San Francisco on the impact of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on chronic depression. After beginning my clinical work in community mental health, I went on to complete my Master’s in social work from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, MA where I completed internships in residential addiction recovery and college mental health.
I completed a post-graduate fellowship with Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco in Addiction Medicine and have since been employed with Kaiser in Adult Outpatient Mental Health Services. I am privileged to both provide mental health services locally and virtually to serve not only my community but to people needing assistance anywhere through BetterHelp.
I work from a philosophy that emphasizes authenticity, privileges the clinical relationship and acknowledges the client as the expert of their experience. I maintain a collaborative and supportive therapeutic space where emotional healing and growth can take place. As a clinical social worker, I am committed to anti-oppression and approach my work from a systems framework that is trauma-informed, gender and sexuality affirming and client centered. I am trained in and draw on psychodynamic theory as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based practices and addiction recovery philosophies (such as 12 step) in my clinical work. I have special interest in and experience working with the LGBTQ community, issues related to college, with gender issues, with depression, anxiety, addiction/substance abuse and codependency.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Eating disorders
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #89086 (Expires: 2021-05-31)
Mac was easy to talk to and responsive over messaging outside our counseling sessions.