As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT 81539), my practice includes adolescents, adults, couples, family, and group therapy. I have experience treating relational struggles, addiction, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, self-injury and mood disorders.
My passion is working with young adults. We work together to identify and resolve issues such as: difficulty with intimacy and emotional connection, identity confusion, career uncertainty, low self-esteem, substance abuse, exploration of sexuality, lack of direction and general life stressors.
I also work with adolescents and their parents in order to resolve family conflict and bring families closer together through family therapy. I facilitate parenting sessions in order to support and guide parents through challenging times.
I work from a relational model and my approach involves the recognition that my clients and I have a relationship. I believe that therapy is an opportunity to change our relationships by working inside of one. I also draw from a psychodynamic framework and utilize family systems model when working with families.
I foster a deeply caring, non-judgmental atmosphere where my clients can feel fully seen and supported. I believe that effective therapy provides a safe space for deepening self-awareness, examining emotions, skillfully managing reactions to life circumstances, and building healthy communication within relationships. My goal is to create that environment for every patient.
Education & Training:
I obtained a B.A. in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and went on to complete a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. I’ve worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, including but not limited to: outpatient clinics, a psychiatric urgent care, as well as an adolescent residential treatment facility.
I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist, CGP and facilitate two weekly process groups in my private practice. In addition, I facilitate a weekly parenting group at Paradigm Adolescent Treatment Center in Malibu. I am also trained in Level 1 of the Trauma Resiliency Model, TRM®. My professional affiliations and memberships include the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT), and Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA).
You can also find me on www.psychologytoday.com.