Daphne has extensive experience supporting individual clients work through a range of depressive symptoms, stress/anxiety, grief, body-image issues, eating disorders, and painful life-transition. She specializes in facilitating holistic, therapeutic, transformational growth environments for individuals of all ages. Daphne's compassionate, yet firm, approach has helped hundreds of patients lead more fulfilling and productive lives. Daphne's gift lies in assisting her clients tap into their own inner resources and find their own creative path to wholeness.
"My goal is always to assist you in recovering, or finding for the first time, your own creative psyche's (soul's) journey and health of your body-mind relationship.
I will work with you according to your own unique needs and what feels most appropriate for you, as an individual."
Daphne possesses a wide range of therapy tools to guide her clients in ways that are specific to who they are and what they wish to achieve. Daphne is guided by her own deep intuition, as well as her knowledge of somatic psychotherapy tools, psycho-dynamic therapy, gestalt work, solution-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness meditation tools, and Jungian and Imaginal based therapy approaches. Her years of training with leaders in the Somatics and Expressive Arts Therapy fields, and her creating and leading countless educational and healing workshops, further heightens her intuitive capacity and ability to help pave the road for her clients to transcend states of frustration, depression, loneliness, despair and/or immobility (feeling stuck).Couple's Therapy:
Daphne specializes in assisting couples (heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual) in working through their relationship challenges in a timely, solution-focused, but heartfelt way. Each couple is unique, but many relationship issues in our culture have commonality. In the therapy room, Daphne hones in on each person's strengths and the strength of the couple as a unit, and skillfully allows this already present wisdom to be the foundation for working through points of distrust, disagreement, resentment and pain. Daphne quickly facilitates the building of a safe therapeutic space for the couple to first identify the issues, confront them, release pent up pain, and allow for the couples' relationship wisdom to emerge--sometimes for the first time!
Relationship repair takes time. Whether the relationship is suffering due to infidelity, loss/grief, or communication conflict, which often leads to a relationship division, defensiveness/anger/ and great mistrust/distrust, Daphne artfully will hold space for you as a couple to eventually process through the difficulties and heal the heartache, in order to move towards a healthy, happier relationship future.
Daphne has provided both inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy to children, teens and their parents for several years. She has worked in non-profit agencies and school-based therapysettings, particularly supporting children suffering from depression and anxiety due to divorce, as well as children and teens working through symptoms of ADHD. Daphne has a nurturing but firm approach when counseling the youth, and she has facilitated successful group therapy for teenage girls at the University of San Francisco Upward Bound Program for the youth.
Daphne has years of experience and expertise in the areas of counseling and therapy for individuals, couples and families suffering from alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation and recovery, as well as, recovery and mental health from eating disorders and self destructive behaviors, such as self-mutilation. Daphne has been on staff as a group and individual therapist at Alta Mira Treatment Programs (for substance abuse and disordered eating recovery), MPI Alcohol and Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center, and Full Spectrum Progressive Psychology (a holistic day center for treating grave disorders, such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder.)
"We each have the capacity to live up to
our full potential as human beings.
Each one of us has the inherent capability
to grow and know himself or herself
on a deeper level. It is this self-knowledge
and self-awareness that helps to shed
light on and make sense of whatever
painful reality is being encountered in