Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Offices in Marin and Berkeley

Therapeutic Approach

Hello and welcome. I’d like to share with you what I have to offer. First, let’s assume that you are wanting therapy to help resolve a painful and/or problematic experience. I will help you navigate through this material using various modalities: Internal Family Systems (IFS) or Parts Work, Diamond Approach, and Trauma Informed Therapy.

I take a somatic approach to treatment and as we go through difficult material I will guide you to turn towards sensations in your body. You will learn how to be in relationship with what we refer to in IFS as those Parts of your self. As you identify Parts that get triggered and uncover related past trauma, you will learn about how these Parts serve you as well as how they inhibit you from feeling integrated. When you engage in retrieving your Parts, you may find that you experience a transforming sense of peacefulness and joy. That’s what I’m here for, to guide you to fulfill your potential.

Testimonials

To say Stef is personable as a therapist doesn’t fully grasp how warm, inviting, curious, and human her connection is with clients. Her skill set is matched with genuine care. I have experienced incredibly deep work alongside Stef as she truly serves as a vessel for healing. Her questions, creativity, and wisdom provide the greatest gift — a compassionate mirror of understanding my deepest inner-workings. J.M.

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Stef creates a safe and sacred space for couples to bring their whole, individual selves. She integrates multiple modalities, perspectives, and lived experiences to explore communication and intimacy. She understands the deep wisdom from Rumi that a person’s “task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” I have experienced so much growth and compassion working alongside Stef and my partner to break down these barriers. What a gift! H.S. and S.D.

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