One of the most important tools in therapy is the connection you have with your therapist.
Most of the time, people come in to therapy wanting to fix something, to make something better, to get all that stuff off their chests.
I get it.
And it’s my job to make sure you can do that.
One of my greatest strengths as a therapist is helping you feel comfortable and develop the tools to work on the hard stuff. Whatever you're experiencing in your life, we will explore together, allowing for all of the pain, joy, and connection that is an important part of the work. I help you find kindness for yourself so that you will have the strength to make the changes you feel you need to make life better. Therapy is a place for serious exploration of both darkness and light in your life, and with me, I hope you find the space to laugh and cry, and come out the other end better for it.
I am a graduate of Phillips Graduate Institute with a Dual Degree Masters of Arts in Psychology with an Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy Work and School Counseling. That’s a pretty long winded way of saying that I got my degree and start working with kids in a school setting, doing the majority of my Trainee and Intern work at local public schools. I also have worked at the David H. Fox Counseling Center working with a variety of people from ages 7-70, and with a variety of mental health issues. It was there that I came to enjoy working within the family system, and developed curriculum and facilitated the Positive Parenting Group. The effect we have on each other is profound, and is often the basis for the work I do, whether with an individual or within a family unit.
I continually attend workshops and trainings to expand my knowledge. I am Level II Sensorimotor Psychotherapy trained, dealing with both trauma and developmental trauma, and I also am trained in EMDR. I am currently working towards certification in both. I believe that one size does not fit all, so I integrate different modalities of work in order to best suit the work that we do. I primarily draw upon attachment theory, narrative work, family systems, as well as relying heavily on mindfulness and somatic practices. Over the course of my career, I have worked with phase of life issues, depression, anxiety, and trauma with all populations, as well as worked with families and parents to better understand their family dynamics and improve their relationships. I work with individuals of all ages, families and groups in West Los Angeles and Tarzana, CA.