about me

From my early career years up until now, I have always had an immense curiosity and fascination for all the unique possibilities of human transformation and change, and the myriad ways in which those may flourish. I found in Psychoanalysis a language and a tool to increase spaciousness, understanding and self-knowledge, expanding our ability to engage with dark feelings without feeling overwhelmed. Creating meaning and developing emotional strength while feeling embraced by an increase sense of groundedness is what I believe this exploration leads to. 

You will find me to be a curious, warm and caring clinician. I see both children and adults, in individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I am originally from Brazil, and offer my services both in English and Portuguese. In addition, I offer workshopsconsultation, supervision and teach in a variety of settings throughout the Bay Area.

My main specialties are creative blocks and writer's blocksimmigration or acculturation issues, parenting and early childhood struggles.

Please, contact me for more information or to set up an appointment.

education

Candidate at Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), San Francisco, CA.

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA.
M.S., Educational Psychology, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (USP).
B.A., Psychology, University of  Sao Paulo, Brazil (USP)

AFFILIATIONS AND CREDENTIALS

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 23258)

The Psychotherapy Institute (TPI)
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP)
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC)
Northern California for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP)
American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)