As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and fellow human, I understand that the challenges of life can be daunting.  

Oftentimes, the emotions that affect our behaviors are baffling.  Many people

spend the majority of their lives endlessly

trying to escape uncomfortable emotions

and difficulties by seeking refuge 

in unhealthy relationships, addictions

and the acquisition of material 

possessions.  Analyzing the reasons for

behaviors that may be undermining our efforts to live a more fulfilling life can be

difficult and frightening.  Therapy requires commitment to change.  However, it offers you the opportunity to benefit from the

additional support you may need to 

understand your unique challenges.

Are you using substances to cope?  Are

you struggling with addictions?  Are you 

feeling misunderstood, hopeless and 

alone?  Are your relationships strained?

If so, I can help by offering you a safe

space to vent and understand your

emotions.  Working together we will learn

viable and effective coping mechanisms

for dealing with the challenges of life and 

create opportunities for the changes you desire.  Come:  let's begin the journey of 

discovering your innate power and 

​problem solving abilities.

"Our hurdles become springboards if we choose not to back away from them."

Susan Taylor

Individuals, Couples, Adolescents and FamILY psychoTherapy

Friday and some Saturday appointments available in Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco

Fees:  $150.00 for individuals per 50 minute session.  $250.00 for couples and families per 80 minute session.

Insurance Accepted:  Cigna, ComPsych, Anthem Blue Cross, Magellan Healthcare and EAP, Blue Shield of California
Sliding Scale is Negotiable.

Cancellation Policy:
I require that you cancel one day before your appointment.  If you do not cancel one day before a scheduled session OR do not show for the session, you will be billed for that particular appointment.  If you are an insurance client, you will be billed the full insurance rate for late cancellations.  If you do not pay for non-cancellation of a scheduled appointment, I will cancel further sessions until the bill is paid. 

Payment:  Cash, Checks, Venmo