"I was never ruined but twice-once when I lost a lawsuit, once when I won one."

- Voltaire

Counseling Services

LEGAL


ARE YOU SUING SOMEONE OR IS SOMEONE SUING YOU?


"You don’t have to deal with these issues alone. I love working with lawyers and their clients and have a passion for this work."


Whether you’re a plaintiff or defendant, a lawsuit is stressful. That stress affects your mind, body, and emotions. You may feel anger, frustration, resentment, and anxiety, to name just a few. Physically, you may have insomnia, fatigue, weight loss or gain, and/or other body symptoms.

I know. I’ve been there. I know, first hand, what this stress is, and how it affects your life. I’ve been on both sides of a lawsuit. As the plaintiff, I just wanted revenge and to get the bastards who did me wrong. As the defendant, I was both scared--what if I lose?--and furious--how dare they?

It's your lawyer's job to be your advocate and legal adviser--not your counselor or therapist. While lawyers are good listeners and genuinely care about the welfare of their clients, they are not trained to help you deal with your stress as a litigant.

 I can help, and would be honored to accompany you on this very stressful journey. Please call me.




PERSONAL


ARE YOU DEALING WITH
ANY OF THESE ISSUES?

The issues we deal with are not just one type. Someone’s emotional or mental stress may fit a classification such as abuse, but the form and experience are unique to the person. I offer counseling that’s tuned to your unique issue and needs.


  • Abuse - Physical, emotional, mental

  • Addiction - All forms including shopping, food and drugs.

  • PTSD - Military and non-military

  • Couples and Family counseling - Any couple, any family and all kinds

  • Trauma - Trauma occurs on many levels and intensity.


I tell my couples clients that "...I'm not going home with you, so you've got to learn to talk with each other."

ANIMALS


PSYCHIATRIC  SERVICE
ANIMALS ONLY

If you need the emotional support of an animal in your life, I can help you with proper documentation in the form of a emotional support letter (ESA Letter).

Two visits are required, the first with you alone and then with your animal, a cat or dog. Your pet companion must be registered.

More information about the City of San Francisco's policies are here and the state of California are here.