Welcome, to my online practice, which at this time is only accepting therapists who need consultation on cases. As of 11/24/20 I am full and unable to see new therapy clients though I am able to see therapists for consultation.
My first name is pronounced "LEE-SET" (pronouns she/her/hers). Though I plan to return to my Lake Merritt Oakland office, the majority of my work will be online even after the COVID crisis has calmed. My therapy practice is on indigenous Lisjan Ohlone land and to acknowledge this, and contribute to healing, I pay a Shuumi land tax.
I provide psychotherapy to Californians of all ages and my office is accessible. 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).
Bilingual in the Spanish language (Yo hablo español), I am committed to providing culturally competent care to LGBTIQQA people and welcome clients of color. I a cisgender woman of mixed ethnicity White/Latinx with white privilege. I do my best to keep on learning about how to be anti-racist and helping clients heal from the effects of racism.
In my work with trauma survivors I use EMDR as well as other tools, such as the Flash Technique, 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 any survivor of military sexual trauma.
I have extensive experience providing gender affirming care to transgender, non binary, intersex and those questioning. I've worked with kids, teens, adults as well as 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.