Welcome, to my online practice. Though I plan to return to my Oakland office, the majority of my work will be online even after the COVID crisis has calmed. My therapy practice serves Californians 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).
Bilingual in the Spanish language (Yo hablo español), I am committed to providing culturally competent care to LGBTIQQA people and welcome clients of color. As a mixed ethnic Latinx therapist, with white privilege, I do my best to keep learning about racism in all of its forms. We will work together to reflect on how you are being impacted by racism, bias and social reform efforts.
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.