"Our suffering is not remembering who we are."
About My Practice
As a practicing psychotherapist, I am committed to helping individuals, become more present, whole, free and responsible for themselves. The journey of therapy helps you to become authentic, creative, resilient and courageous. I gently guide you on a path of becoming more aware of yourself and the world around you by knowing how your beliefs were formed and how they might presently keep you from your destiny. An important goal is to learn to stand on your own two feet to face and accept the stark facts of life —difficulties, struggles, suffering —with dignity and courage. It is about becoming more authentically yourself and embracing both the beautiful and messy parts of life.Through finding your truth, you can find your inner strength and stability.
My small groups have been successful in helping women who are feeling isolated in dealing with their life’s transitions. Group is a safe and confidential place to work through feelings of isolation and painful relational situations while in the presence of an experienced group therapist. It provides an opportunity for personal growth and safe environment to understand how and why one is experiencing unhappiness in their life. Group members are able to experiment with new ways of interacting and receive support and encouragement along the way. Read more about the effectiveness of group therapy here.
The patients I work with are dealing with issues such as:
Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues, Menopause, ADHD, LGBTQ Issues, PTSD, Pre-Marriage Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Self Esteem/Personal Growth, Stress, Women's Issue, Career Confusion, Creative BlocksP
Education, Certifications & Training
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Antioch University
B.A. Liberal Studies (concentration in Psychology), Antioch University
Advanced Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Center of California
Biofeedback For Stress Reduction, HeartMath Technology
Human Sexuality, Neuropsychiatric Institute UCLA
Interanalytic Couples Therapy, Neuropsychiatric Institute UCLA
Hypnosis, Neuropsychiatric Institute UCLA
Past Board Member of Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles
Clinical Supervisor at the Valley Community Clinic since 2009
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
American Group Psychotherapy Association
Training & Continuing Education
How People Change: Relationships and Neuroplasticity in Psychotherapy, UCLA
Mindfulness for Anxiety, MARC UCLA Dr. Lobsang Rapgay
M.B.S.R Program, Insight L.A.
Mindfulness Meditation, Insight LA
Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, UCLA Lifespan Learning Institute
The Art and Practice of Clinical Supervision, R. Cassidy Seminars
Basic Principles of Group Psychotherapy, The Los Angeles Group Psychotherapy Society Training Institute
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy CAMFT
Mating in Captivity: Reconciling Attachment Security and Sexuality in Couples Esther Perel, MA, MFT
Clinical Supervisor at the Valley Community Clinic since 2009, Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (1998), Past Member of Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Past Member of Board of Directors of Los Angeles Group Psychotherapy Association, Member of American Group Psychotherapy Association