"Our suffering is not remembering who we are."


About My Practice

As a practicing psychotherapist, I am committed to helping individuals, couples and groups who seek to live a happier and more productive life.  I work towards helping them to understand and know the unknown parts of themselves that are causing them difficulty. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds - different religions, ethnicity and sexual preferences.

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 Blocks


Education, Certifications & Training

Education

M.A. Clinical Psychology, Antioch University

B.A. Liberal Studies (concentration in Psychology), Antioch University

Certifications

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

Professional Associations

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

Credentials

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