Adults with Medical Illness


The onset or existence of medical health issues or illness may contribute to feelings of anxiety, depression or anger.  Psychotherapy may be helpful for individuals who are coping with the challenges of a difficult or debilitating illness.  Whether you have been recently diagnosed, have a more chronic condition, or are supporting someone with an illness, additional support is sometimes needed. 

Working with other professionals in an interdisciplinary setting has been a cornerstone of my career.   I have held positions in a variety of hospitals including University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, Ross General Hospital in Kentfield, St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.  

Support and Psychotherapy for:

  • Coping with a recent medical diagnosis
  • Caregiver fatigue
  • Managing chronic health issues
  • Helping parents with a child’s injury or illness
  • Psychotherapy and support for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) patients


  • Provided psychological evaluations for patients in a hospital emergency department
  • Led groups in a chronic pain clinic
  • Provided psychological consultations for hospitalized medical patients
  • Outpatient therapy with patients with medical conditions
  • Participation on a Palliative Care interdisciplinary team
  • Psychotherapy and caregiver support with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) patients and their families