If we're meeting in person, we will spend our eco-session outdoors wearing the height of 2020-21 fashion: masks. If we’re sitting far enough apart we can potentially take off masks for some of the session, but plan on being in a mask comfortable enough to talk through the whole time. On high wind days it may be easier to speak by phone as a result. You can check the weather ahead of time on your preferred application. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to offer hugs at this time, but we can elbow and foot-tap for hellos and goodbyes if comfortable and desired.
What's up with the word "Slut"?
Today, "slut" is used to define feminine spectrum folk by perceived or actual sexual activity. As there are far fewer social, cultural, and religious restrictions placed on male sexuality it’s typically a gendered derogatory term used to slander a woman. Pervasive fiction suggests a women's worth lies in her sexual purity and belonging to a man, therefore this word has destructive potential. Using this word in my practice is a joyful act reclaiming the power of feminine sexuality as self-owned, pleasure-centered, and deeply valuable.
Why do you offer sex-postive therapy?
I was drawn to Psychotherapy to study intergenerational trauma
as a means for understanding how sexuality oppressed in all genders might find healing and freedom of expression. I seek to provide healing from the impact that orthodox traditions have had on human sexuality.
What are your fees?
My current fees are $250/50 minute session, $375/75 minute session, with limited sliding scale spaces (currently all full). Sessions can take place by phone, or during a 75 minute outdoor walking Eco-session. If you'd like to work together, I welcome an introductory discovery call (half an hour, $100) - if we aren't the right fit, I’ll be happy to provide you with referrals from a tight network of supportive therapists.
Do you take insurance?
I do not accept insurance directly, but I can provide you with monthly super bills that some companies will be able to reimburse. I can counsel you on how to ask your place of employment if they have the capacity to support your mental health.
How does meeting with you work?
Weekly appointments by phone or in-person help to create a safe and reliable opportunity for a confidential, accountable, and mutually trusting relationship between you and I.
With your active participation, in and outside of our time together, this work can help to increase knowledge, awareness and insight into yourself, your needs, goals and values.
In turn, this can radically change communication skills, impact relationships, self-esteem, and the ability to make clear, informed choices.
What is Eco-Therapy?
This perspective considers the critical fact that people are intimately connected with, embedded in, and inseparable from the rest of nature. It is an approach that seeks to integrate within, rather than remove us from the elements. As an eco-spiritualist I work with the Wheel of the Year
, and am happy to extend this work into our sessions on request.
Practically, this means we’ll be spending some, or all of the time outside. Many clients find this to be a welcome reprieve from sitting and working indoors for much of the day.
I'm located in a sunnier part of San Francisco, but come dressed to find comfort in variable conditions.
There are rain sites and bathrooms immediately available at both meeting locations.
Bathrooms at the in-person meeting locals are gender neutral. The bathroom of the rain site in the outer Mission has 5 steps. Both locations have wheelchair accessible cafes within 1-4 blocks.
There are immediate, comfortable places to sit indoors and out. There is access to filtered water and food at both locations.
What’s your cancellation policy?
In order to avoid the full charge of our session, please cancel or reschedule your appointment with at least 48 hours notice. This policy applies to events that are within and outside of your control.
I live outside of California, can I work with you?
Ethically I cannot offer therapeutic services outside the state of California. If you have goals to work on, connect with my individual and group digital somatic coaching.