Call Jodi at 415.652.7644  |  |  contact
  • FB
  • Linkedin
  • Feed
  • YouTube
  • Pinterest

About Jodi

When it came time to think about what to do when I grew up, I knew I wanted to contribute meaningfully to my community, deciding against politics early on – I don’t have the stomach for it. Instead I turned to counseling and embraced the idea of helping one family at a time.

I received a Masters Degree in 2001 from Dominican University in San Rafael and obtained licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 2004, opening my practice in Marin County. In 2014 I expanded to a satellite office in Napa. Now raising my own family with my husband of 18+ years in the Bay Area I enjoy being outdoors as much as possible, being creative through writing, art, cooking, travel & participating in my religious & spiritual community.


How I Work

I believe therapy is an opportunity for change, insight and growth and it drives how I work. Clients come into treatment to address painful situations, unwanted core beliefs and family of origin issues continuing to affect the present. Therapy is also an opportunity for improvement, strengthening what has worked and identifying long lost skills. It’s easy to forget that we’re strong and capable.

I structure therapy in a multidisciplinary manner to work holistically with emotional, behavioral and interpersonal elements. The core of my approach is rooted in Family Systems theory, which I apply treating individuals, couples and families, illuminating generations of behaviors culminating in one person; you.  I predominately use Cognitive-Behavioral interventions due to the practical nature of the skills.  They are often common sense tools we know but our perceptions usually get in the way of using them.


My Training

I have three main areas of focus, ADHD, Trauma and Parental Identity Discovery, and use a variety of training and tools to address them collaterally.

Working in ADHD counseling it became clear that effective treatments would encompass multimodal research and interventions, using collaborative practice to support clients developing healthy patterns while addressing negative core beliefs. I have a bevy of tools to support the challenges that come with ADHD.

EMDR is my treatment of choice when working with fears, core beliefs and traumas from interpersonal to complex. Early traumas and life experiences shape our coping, self-talk, expectations and behavior & EMDR works quickly and effectively to assimilate that into healthy coping. I trained under founder Francine Shapiro and use it for critical incidents in first responder treatment as well as in ADHD treatment or anger management skills. The majority of tools in my unique Anger Management 101 Workbook are Cognitive-Behavioral and therefore, evidenced-based and court approved.

Parental Identity Discovery is a new term I coined to describe an experience as old as humanity: adoptions, falsified paternity, misled parentage, etc.  Understanding how to work with grief is important when working in this niche as the cycle between anger, hurt, denial and bargaining are present and contribute to a deep questioning of self-identity.

Finally, best practice includes a collaborative practice, examining a client’s general lifestyle to improve the influence and function of:

  • sleep
  • nutrition
  • exercise
  • substances
Working With Me

I strive to provide a safe relationship for all these elements to come together and make it my goal that you leave each session feeling better than when you arrived, with new skills and understanding.  I answer my phone and emails usually the same business day, ensuring you have business hour access to me.

Entering therapy is a commitment of time, effort and resources. I hope we can work together to realize your goals.




Speaking Engagements




Pro Bono and Community Work


“Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.”     – Will Rogers


Brochure CoverDownload Jodi’s Brochure


editors choice 
Read Jodi’s feature story in the 2010 Marin magazine Editor’s Choice segment.

camft    link_emdria