It’s been a rainy winter here in Northern California, and as my current clients are well aware, we’ve had more than our share of leaky ceilings at my office. Strategically-placed trash cans and a lot of containers of Damp Rid have helped me keep the office open, but when I found an opportunity to move to a newly-renovated suite of offices, it seemed like a sign that it was time for a change.
Starting March 13th, my interns and I will be moving in with Sandbox Suites in their Berkeley location. The new address isn’t far from my old one, and in fact is quite a bit closer to the nearest BART station.
I hope I’ll have some pictures of the new office once we get furnishings moved in and art on the walls. Here’s to new beginnings!
I’m presenting today at the AAMFT-CA division conference at SFSU. It’s great to be with my colleagues and see friends from other universities and agencies around the state.
I’ll be presenting on Size Acceptance and Health at Every Size for MFTs; my slide deck is available on Slideshare.net here.
It’s a great conference with an emphasis on diverse clients of all kinds. I’m looking forward to hearing about cultural competence with Asian families with LGBTQ youth later this afternoon, as well as resiliency in the BDSM/kink community. This morning, I’m listening to my friend and colleague Robert-Jay Green talk about queer couples, a topic close to my heart (and he cited my recent paper with Deb Coolhart! Squee!)
It’s two months into the new year, and there have been lots of new things happening in my world. Most importantly, I’ve been working as the Interim Program Director for the master’s in Clinical Counseling at Alliant International University in San Francisco since the fall semester. Meaning, I’ve had to reduce the amount of time I spend seeing clients because I have obligations to students and faculty.
However, I spent all of 2014 providing supervision for a terrific MFT intern, Kim Paulus, who passed her two licensing exams right before the holidays (great job, Kim!) and received her license number from the state just after the first of the new year. After taking a month to sort out the last of our business, I interviewed candidates for two intern positions, and hired Richelle Corbo and Amber Boyd to work with me in my practice.
I’ll be making another post soon to introduce Richelle and Amber, but for now, wanted to let visitors know that both of them have openings in their schedule. Richelle works on Mondays and Amber works on Saturdays in the Berkeley office.
(Having new interns also means I may be able to give this site a facelift soon.)
And speaking of the office, we’ll be moving at the end of this month! Fortunately, we won’t go far: just next door, to 2006 Milvia. The new office suite will have more protection from street noise, and best of all, an ELEVATOR! This means we’ll be able to be an accessible office for people with mobility issues. This shouldn’t interfere with client sessions at all; just don’t be surprised when we suddenly give you instructions for finding our new office.
How’s your new year going?