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Being human isn’t always easy, and sometimes it is difficult to figure out our way through alone. When life gets complicated and becomes challenging, therapy can help offer tools to navigate through a crisis while providing you a deeper exploration of yourself. Problems in relationships often come from old ways of coping that served you in the past, but now may be keeping you from feeling fulfilled and satisfied with your life. I believe our most challenging times can also be our greatest opportunity for change. Healing is possible, and therapy is a journey towards self-discovery where you get to explore the landscape of your own mind. I offer an integrative, collaborative, informal and conversational approach where you can develop a better sense of yourself by practicing active self-expression in a true and authentic way, maybe for the first time in your life. I help people find freedom from anxiety and depression by looking at and understanding your personal, family and cultural history and the beliefs you hold about yourself and the world, while supporting you to live the life you were meant to live. With the right perspective and a grounded support system, difficult times can transition to a stronger, more resilient you.


My years of experience working with children, teens, and adults helps me get quickly oriented to the needs of each individual client. For over nine years I was fortunate enough to see my clients at my Los Angeles and South Bay private practice locations. I am able to maintain seeing California residents via telehealth, as I hold a license in both states. I currently see diverse men, women, and adolescents in my private practice in Rockwall, Texas as well.


Some of the issues I specialize in helping with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Postpartum depression, anxiety, and perinatal mood disorders.
  • Grief and loss
  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Life transitions

Education

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with and emphasis in depth Psychology, and a focus on the rich theory and practice of Jungian psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Arizona State University.

Clinical Experience

  • Training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at The Maple Counseling Center, Beverly Hills.
  • Therapist for Jewish Family Services school-based program for children between the ages of five to twelve.
  • Supervisor for teens at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Teen Line and outreach program.
  • Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS) year long certificate training.
  • Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) training, which is a mind/body approach that focuses on the biological basis of trauma.
  • Maternal Mental Health NOW certificate training on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including depression and anxiety during pregnancy, postpartum and anxiety, OCD, and postpartum psychosis.
  • Postpartum Support International (PSI) advanced perinatal mental health psychotherapy training.
  • Brainspotting (BSP) training, Phase One, Two, and Three. “Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing. Brainspotting functions as a neurobiological tool to support the clinical healing relationship. There is no replacement for a mature, nurturing therapeutic presence and the ability to engage another suffering human in a safe and trusting relationship where they feel heard, accepted, and understood.” (Brainspotting.com)


Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in entertainment for nearly two decades where I gained valuable insight into the challenges of being a performing artist, as well as the soulful possibilities of creative pursuits.


I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT CA 83892, TX 203661.


Specialties

Women's Issues
Men's Issues
Bereavement
Trauma
Anxiety
LGBTQ
Depression
Intimacy
Maternity
Identity
PTSD
Stress
Sexual Trauma

Education

MC (Masters in Counseling)
Pacifica Graduate Institute


Accepted Insurance

United Healthcare
Oxford
Oscar Health


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