My first name is pronounced "LEE-SET" (pronouns she/her/hers).  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 an anti-racist and helping clients heal from the effects of racism. 

 

In my work with trauma survivors I use EMDR, Seeking Safety program materials, DBT skills and new tools, such as the Flash Technique, to help people heal.

Gender Specialization

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 SOC7 GEI Member.  

I am a WPATH Certified Mentor and provide consultation/mentorship individually and through online consultation groups to mental health clinicians internationally.  Learn more about my professional background and how I became a Gender Therapist.

Learn about LGBTIQQA terminology here.

Therapists, book a brief, first time meeting in my online schedule.

Giving Back

My therapy practice is on indigenous Lisjan Ohlone land and to acknowledge this, and contribute to healing, I pay a Shuumi land tax. I also contribute monthly to TLC and TGIJP to give back to the tgnc community.