Hello, I’m Miranda.
I'm a psychodynamic and relational therapist who works with women.
I believe my job is to create a sense of safety in which we can think about the things you might have trouble thinking about. Sometimes, the act of simply existing in the world can feel traumatic. There may be parts of your history that are difficult and frightening to contemplate on your own. Together, we can help you begin to understand yourself, trust yourself, soften toward yourself, validate what is true for you, and eventually accept all the parts of you.
I’ll want to understand your current difficulties in the context of your personal and family history, and will listen with curiosity and warmth to understand the way in which your history may be affecting your current situation. Do you feel disconnected from yourself or others? I can help you understand and move through experiences of depression, anxiety, relationship difficulty, and parenting difficulty.
I’ll also think about the relationship between you and me so we can both understand how our work relates to how you interact in relationships and make decisions about your life. I’ll be curious about the ways in which you express yourself, and I’ll make every effort to ensure we’re thinking about your life in a way that’s comfortable for you, and gives you the power to control the pace and the movement of the work.
The joy of this work for me is in being able to hear the stories of people’s lives and to be able to help people realize that they are worthy of love.
“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
- James Baldwin, 1962
I went to school at Swarthmore College and The Wright Institute. I have worked in college settings, psychiatric clinics, residential communities, hospital inpatient and day treatment facilities, and retirement homes. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California -since 2003.
I welcome women of all gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and relationship configurations in my practice.