— Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson —

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I fall in.
I am lost…I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes me forever to find a way out.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place
But, it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in…it’s a habit.
My eyes are open
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

I walk down another street.

The relationship cultivated between client and therapist allows us to better understand
the relationship to Self, creating a mirror through which we can begin to see into our own hearts.

Therapy becomes a journey towards re-discovering who you are on the most essential level, transforming your experience in the world, and shedding old skins to reveal your deeper truth -illuminating what is most important and meaningful to you, as well as what may be preventing you from being able to manifest what you truly desire in your life. You will begin to understand destructive patterns that hold you back, or fears that keep you stuck, unable to experience grace, happiness and peace.

The ability to change and experience liberation lies within each of our hearts. Therapy can begin to illuminate the places that have grown dark, allowing for growth, healing, and transformation – a journey back home to yourself.

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious” Carl Jung

My private psychotherapy practice is located at 2859 Sacramento Street in Pacific Heights, where I help clients to integrate mind and body towards an embodied experience of wholeness. I work with individuals coping with a variety of challenges including: anxiety, anger, depression, grief, loneliness, and life transitions. I specialize in working with individuals concerning issues around relationship such as fear of abandonment, co-dependency and fear of emotional intimacy.

I am a licensed Psychotherapist and received my MA in Integral Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). My license #86063

If you would like to schedule an appointment for psychotherapy, please call my confidential voicemail at (415) 820-1633.

“Please note that I have a 48 hour cancellation policy. In the event that you do not cancel within 48 hours of your scheduled appointment, you will be charged for the full session.