Welcome, to my practice, located in the Lake Merritt area of Oakland, CA and online which serves people of all ages and is accessible. My first name is pronounced "LEE-SET" (pronouns she/her/hers). I've been licensed and working with depression, bipolar/mood disorders, anxiety and trauma for twenty years. I use evidence based treatment to help you feel better quickly. I draw on a variety of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Practice, Psychodynamic therapy, and Mindfulness (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).
In my work in hospitals and mental health centers I have become a "generalist, " a therapist who can help you with a variety of mental heath issues. Bilingual in the Spanish language (Yo hablo español), I am committed to providing culturally competent care to LGBTIQQA people and welcome clients of color.
In my work with trauma survivors I learned EMDR in 1998 and have used it, and other tools, to help people heal. I am a Headstrong Project Clinical Partner, helping to heal the hidden wounds of war. Getheadstrong.org provides free trauma therapy to post 911 service members/veterans and survivors of military sexual trauma.
I have extensive experience providing gender affirming care to transgender and non binary people, and their loved ones since 1999. I am a gender therapist and a Certified World Professional Association for Transgender Health Provider.
Learn about LGBTIQQA terminology here.