Upcoming Workshops

Self-Compassion for Ambitious Women

December 4, 2017 6:30-8pm

Back by popular demand!

Are you your own worst critic?

If you’re like many career-minded women, you not only work hard and have big professional dreams – you may also struggle with harsh self-criticism, paralyzing doubt, or perfectionism that gets in the way of taking risks in work and in life. Many of us have been sold a myth that success requires holding ourselves to impossible standards. Not only is that not true, but it can actually work against our ability to strive for excellence with grit and resilience.

In this 90-minute workshop, you’ll be introduced to the science and practice of self-compassion. Learn how being kinder to yourself can help you live a more satisfying personal and professional life, bounce back from setbacks and failures, and go home with some new tools for building more compassion into your daily routine.

We’ll address:

  • The myth that self-compassion leads to laziness and mediocrity
  • The difference between self-compassion and self-indulgence
  • Why perfectionism doesn’t work
  • Techniques for addressing your inner critic
  • How self-compassion supports career success

Register today on Eventbrite! Tickets are $24.50 + tax and fees. This one will sell out fast!

Rising Strong Intensive

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I am thrilled to be offering my first Rising Strong™ intensive in San Francisco in 2018. This two-day workshop, based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown, is all about learning to recover from setbacks, challenges, failures, and disappointments. We all fall – the important thing is learning how to get back up again.

This is an intimate, experiential workshop (no more than 6 participants) that will challenge and support you to live your most wholehearted life.

Who is this workshop for?

This is a workshop for women who want to build resilience to the struggles in their personal or professional lives. Whether you’re trying to make sense of a breakup, dealing with a career setback, struggling to recover from a painful failure, going through a quarter-life crisis, or rumbling with disappointment in your family relationships, the Rising Strong process can help.

No previous experience with Dr. Brown’s work is required to attend, but I do recommend you read her book, Rising Strong in order to get the most out of the weekend.

It should go without saying, but trans women and women of all backgrounds, cultures, sexual orientations, ages, religions and races are welcome here.


Date: Specific date TBD in early 2018. By getting on the list today, you’ll have the first opportunity to sign up when the event goes live, and have the opportunity to vote for your preferred weekend.

Location: Rising Strong™ 2-Day SF Intensive will take place in the San Francisco Financial District within walking distance from public transportation.

Price: $500 includes the two-day intensive workshop, materials, and breakfast and snacks each day.

If you are interested, please email maya@californiatherapyonline.com for details.  In order to ensure this workshop will meet your goals for personal growth, I will offer a 30 minute phone or video consultation for all participants free of charge.

Please let me know at least 2 weeks before the workshop if you have any accessibility needs or dietary restrictions.


The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. Rising Strong is about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life.


The Daring Way™ method is based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D. LMSW. Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past fifteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong.

Her TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 25 million viewers.

Brené lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children Ellen and Charlie. Further information is available at www.brenebrown.com.

Rising StrongSF Two-Day Intensive is led by Dr. Maya Borgueta, Certified Daring Way Facilitator Candidate.  This workshop is offered for the purposes of education, personal growth and development. It is not a psychotherapy group, and is not intended to treat any mental health disorder.