Academic Training: I am a graduate of Stanford University where I received my B.A., with distinction, in Cultural and Social Anthropology. I hold a Master's in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute (Berkeley, CA.). I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California (Lic. #90764).
Clinical Training: I have completed post-graduate clinical training programs at Community Institute for Psychotherapy (San Rafael, CA.), Alameda Family Services, and Women's Therapy Center (Berkeley, CA.). I have extensive experience working with young adults, adolescents, children, and their families--both in school and community mental health settings--and treating individual adults in short and long-term depth psychotherapy. My therapeutic approach is grounded in a relational psychodynamic orientation and combines training in Narrative Therapy, trauma-informed treatment, somatic psychotherapy, Object-Relations, and contemporary research in neurobiology and self-compassion.
"Eva knows how to interweave both intellect and feeling in a highly skilled and sensitive way. In her calm and caring presence one feels a sense of spaciousness to explore the complexity of one's experience and discover new meanings."
Dr. Jessamy Cadigan
In addition, I bring a deeply engaged mindfulness and meditation practice to the therapeutic field. I began practicing meditation over a decade ago as a resident at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen Buddhist Monastery in the West. I integrate mindful awareness in response to meeting life's challenges, making more space to hold a full range of emotional experience with compassion and curiosity. With an extensive background in the arts, including expressive movement, writing, drawing and painting, I approach psychotherapy as a highly collaborative and creative process.