It takes courage to reach out for support and guidance when we feel lost, distressed, confused or uncertain. If you are visiting my site because you are contemplating counseling for yourself or your relationship (either for the first time or again), then you have already taken a brave step forward. My goal is to meet you - in whatever emotional state you find yourself - with empathy and acceptance, and provide a safe, caring and consistent therapeutic relationship in which we collaborate on identifying and moving toward the changes and growth opportunities that matter most to you.  

I have worked with clients since 2010, tailoring the counseling experience to each individual or couple's unique strengths and needs. I draw from a wide range of psychological theories and healing modalities, including: cognitive behavioral therapy; mindfulness; motivational interviewing; somatic experiencing; psychodynamic/depth psychology, trauma resiliency; attachment; emotionally-focused couples therapy; family systems; relational gestalt; existential and spiritual psychology and LGBTQ affirmative therapy.

My approach is also informed by my personal experience being treated for major depression and anxiety. I have had extensive counseling (both individual and group), taken psychotropic medications, used alternative medicine treatments and experienced psychiatric hospitalization. I share these details with you in service of removing the stigma associated with admitting to having mental illness and seeking the necessary treatment.

No emotional challenge is too big to work on, and it would be my privilege to accompany you on your journey toward a healthier, more satisfying life. 

 

education

  • Antioch University Los Angeles (MA Clinical Psychology)

  • UCLA School of Law (JD)

  • UC Berkeley (BA)

  • Harvard-Westlake School

experience

  • Private Practice Since 2013

  • Providence St. John's Child and Family Development Center

  • Southern California Counseling Center

  • Antioch University Counseling Center

  • Insight LA Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program Participant

  • UCLA Maternal Mental Health Program Participant

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