"Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in,"
                                                                            -- Leonard Cohen.

Are you or someone you love in a time of crisis, loss, or life change?
Perhaps you have depression, anxiety, medical problems, or chronic pain?
Maybe you are tired of repeating the same patterns alone or in your partnership.

Life can certainly be difficult. While it is not "all in your mind," we can make things easier or harder on ourselves. Sometimes we need help because it can feel terrible to go through challenging times and we may feel stuck or overwhelmed. While seeking a therapist to talk about your pain is vulnerable, it is also an act of courage and determination.

As a psychotherapist, I treat concerns that include depression, anxiety, and health problems to personality patterns, life-transitions, and couples counseling. I am experienced, open-minded, and curious about the difficulties that have led you to counseling, issues that we all, at some time in life, find difficult to work through on our own. I will work hard with you to help you get relief. Although with some chronic conditions there may be no "cure," together we can transform your struggles and return your dignity in order to create lasting change, greater compassion and acceptance.

My office is located in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland and I also offer sessions via teletherapy.

I look forward to hearing from you.

-Dr. V.