Where are you located?
I work virtually out of my home office in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood.
Do you offer in-person sessions?
I generally work online, but we can discuss options during your complimentary information session if you have a strong preference for in-person sessions.
How do online sessions work?

Basically, just like in-person… but instead, we’re on Zoom. You’ll get a confirmation email with the link to join at the appointed time you schedule.

Once online, the session will unfold just as if we were in the same physical room together.

Are virtual sessions effective?

Virtual sessions are just as effective as in-person sessions. In fact, I feel like you get a better experience virtually than you would in person.

The work we do is deeply relaxing, and the trance state can leave you with a feeling of bliss and peace. If we were in person, you would leave my office by either car or bus, which can be jarring in that relaxed state.

After a virtual session, you are still in your personal environment, where you can slowly return to your day at your own pace. This allows you to integrate your session fully into your being.

How do I join a virtual session?
After scheduling, you’ll receive an email confirmation and calendar invite that includes a link to join our session on Zoom.
What if I prefer to meet by phone?
That is entirely up to you! Sessions are just as effective by phone as they are over Zoom.
What are your hours?
I typically schedule appointments Monday through Thursday, early morning through early evening. I’m in the Pacific time zone.
How long are the sessions?
Sessions are 75 minutes.
How do I schedule an appointment with you?

It’s easy! You can call (415) 504-2675 or book online to schedule your complimentary information session and learn more about working with me.

What is your cancellation policy?

I recognize that things change, and our lives can be unpredictable, so you might need to reschedule an appointment on occasion. However, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance to apply your payment to a future session. There are no cash refunds.

What if I am late for a session?
Life happens, and sometimes we are delayed beyond our control. If you are less than 15 minutes late, we can have an abbreviated session. If you’re more than 15 minutes late, there is not adequate time for a complete session and that will be considered a canceled session.
With whom do you work?

For Depth Hypnosis, I work with adults stuck in their lives and who have often tried other approaches without getting the results they’re looking for.

Career counseling and executive coaching clients are professionals who are either unfulfilled in their careers or are challenged in their leadership. I work with all professions, but I specialize in working with design and creative professionals.

What’s the difference between Depth Hypnosis counseling, career counseling, and executive coaching?

Depth Hypnosis counseling sessions are for adults looking for a change that provides a more fulfilling and meaningful life experience.

My career coaching and counseling program is designed for professionals looking for more meaningful and fulfilling work. Over 13 weeks, we will explore what is blocking your career, discover a more fulfilling path, and create a plan for achieving your goals.

Executive coaching is for professionals who want to develop their leadership skills through mindfulness techniques, cultivating their inner wisdom and intuition as rich resources for insights, fresh thinking, and innovation.

What is a session like? What will I experience?

We start each session with a bit of dialogue to understand what is going on with you and where to take that session.

Once we have a direction for the session, I will guide you through a meditation to relax your body and quieten your mind so that we can explore the unconscious roots of the issue we are working on.

I then bring you out of the trance and back into the room, offering suggestions from your experience to anchor the learning and realizations you found in the session.

What are the first few sessions of Depth Hypnosis counseling like?

The first three sessions are unique and instrumental to our work together.

In our first session, we will look back at the earlier years of your life for clues to the beliefs and patterns of behavior limiting you today.

The second session is the first guided meditation work we will do. Here, we will connect with a part of yourself that has only your highest good as its sole intent as a resource for the work we will do together.

Then beginning with the third session, we will take an issue into the guided meditation and explore its origins for insights and resolution.

What modalities do you use?

I work primarily with Depth Hypnosis, a therapeutic model for healing and transformation developed by Dr. Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D., that gently brings us into contact with the root cause of our suffering so that we can transform it at its source.

Additionally, I utilize Focalizing, a means for healing trauma in the nervous system and shifting conditioned thinking and habitual behaviors.

What do I need to know to make the most out of working with you?

My values statement says it all: compassion for your life experience and current circumstances, the courage to look deeply, honestly, and vulnerably at yourself, and the curiosity to understand what is limiting you.

With the willingness to explore and change, transformation is possible. A fulfilling career, inspiring leadership, and a flourishing life are all within your reach.

Will you be able to control me while I am hypnotized?

Absolutely not!! Let’s save that stuff for the circus sideshows!

While deeply relaxed, you are completely awake and always in control of what’s unfolding in our sessions together.

Are there assignments between sessions?

Well, that depends on the service for which you’re seeing me.

Career coaching and counseling is all about finding clarity in your career goals, creating a plan to move into more meaningful work, and charting a new path forward. So, there are assignments and work for you to complete between sessions.

Depth Hypnosis counseling and executive coaching depend more on what happens in each session. With Depth Hypnosis, things might surface in the session that would be helpful to reflect on afterward. With executive coaching, you’re likely to have opportunities to practice new leadership behaviors between sessions.

How often should I see you?

That is entirely up to you and the pace at which you want to work.

Some clients want to make progress quickly and schedule sessions weekly or even more frequently. Others find they want more time to integrate their experience and schedule every few weeks instead.

Are you available to work with groups?

Absolutely!! Especially if you’re an executive coaching client. The work we do in that program can easily extend into your organization to create inspired, connected, and highly functioning teams.

My Depth Hypnosis counseling and career coaching work is generally done one-on-one, but let’s talk if you have an idea about a group you would like me to work with.

Why do you do this work?

I have personally experienced transformation as a client doing this kind of work, and I want the same experience for you!

Flourishing lives. Fulfilling careers. Inspired leadership. That’s my mission!

Salty or sweet?

Do I have to choose??? My husband is a chef and recipe developer, so there is always something new and fresh coming out of his kitchen. Yep, I am a lucky guy!

I admit that I have a sweet tooth, so a dessert treat is always on my mind. But I balance that with more savory snacks… like his vadouvan popcorn.

Which would you choose – living by water or the mountains?

Can I have both?

Seriously, I am a Pisces, so I feel it when I get too far away from water. I have lived in many places near or surrounded by water – Manhattan, San Francisco, and Michigan. When I lived in Ohio, I was aware of how far larger bodies of water were from me!

But I’m also drawn to the strength and serenity of the mountains.

Maybe my next home will be in the mountains AND near water!