I believe the therapeutic relationship is special. I understand it is a big step to enter into to treatment. The work can be powerful. It may be tough at times, but it is definitely worthwhile. We often feel "stuck" in our lives, or face difficult challenges of loss at different stages. I welcome the opportunity to help you explore unhealthy patterns and unresolved issues from childhood, examine how this might be playing out in present life and help you decide how you want to shape your future. I truly believe you have the power within you. I will help you bring out these strengths to develop better understanding of yourself and the skills to take action to lead you to the future you desire.
I am Psychodynamically trained, utilizing traditional theory to reflect on how your childhood attachments may affect who you are today. I also work through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in moments of crisis and heightened anxiety. I believe in the unconditional positive relationship of Humanistic Therapy, and also specialize in creative work in Depth psychology, such as sand tray therapy, dream analysis, meditation/mindfulness and imagery work. Looking at your situation from this unique somatic perspective can offer new insight not experienced through traditional talk therapy. This is a good way to amplify your therapy.
Educational Background and Training
The listings below highlight my clinical training and background in various areas, including work with medical illness (specifically cancer, infertilty and autoimmune patients), grief/loss, teen crisis, trauma, personality disorders, integrative support such as meditation and sand tray therapy, as well as long-term care for depression and anxiety.
The Maple Counseling Center, Beverly Hills
Counseling West, Sherman Oaks
TeenLine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center & Didi Hirsch, LA
Our House Grief Support Center, LA
Mindfulness and Test Anxiety
PI: Lobsang Rapgay, Ph.D.
UCLA Semel Institute
Women's Health Initiative (WHI)
Morbidity and Mortality in Postmenopausal Women
Site: University of Florida
U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Other Program Participation
Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA
Carl Jung Institute, LA
Pacifica University, Santa Barbara
Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies
Masters in Clinical Psychology
Antioch University, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Limerick, Ireland
New York University
University of Florida
Depth Psychology Certificate, Antioch University
Emergency Response Certificate, UCLA
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Continuing Education (CE) Committee Chair, SFV
Resolve National Infertility Association