I’ve had the privilege of spending more than 10 years working with individuals and couples facing a wide range of challenges. My extensive clinical experiences came from working at schools, hospitals, and behavioral health settings. The desire to learn and gain diverse experiences led me to live in different cities including San Francisco, New York City and now Los Angeles. In each city I had the pleasure of gaining an understanding of unique situations that taught me how to look at the whole person, not just what happened to them. Thus, allowing me to individualize the support I offer during our time together.
As a Clinical Social Worker, I strive to help people learn how they feel about a situation and what they can do to improve it. I chose the path of Clinical Social Work because of its holistic approach, addressing not only the individual person but also the physical, mental, and emotional health, while considering the cultural, societal and environmental factors that can impact their well-being.
You have the option of choosing from many therapists near you, so I encourage you to search on “www.psychologytoday.com” for someone who has experience addressing your needs and that you connect with. You can call me to discuss your concerns to see if I can be that person for you.
My intension is to provide a safe environment where you feel heard, accepted, and supported to make your desired changes. With compassion and empathy, I will support you in discovering your inner strengths and empower you to overcome the obstacles you may be facing. I believe that each individual heals in their own way and that therapy is not a one size fits all. Part of my approach is asking questions, a lot of questions, so that I can understand you better and also help you explore what you may not have on your own. I like to integrate different approaches in our work together that will aid in your individual healing process. Similar to the idea of different learning styles, I work on using a variety of approaches in our sessions that would best meet your needs.
_ Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 + Level 2; Gottman Institute
_ Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Harbor UCLA
_ Insomnia (CBT-I): Evidence-Based Strategies for Depression, Trauma, Anxiety and Chronic Pain; Dr Colleen E. Carney, Ph.D; PESI
_ Finding Freedom From Pain: Solving The Complex Puzzle of Trauma & Pain; Peter Levine PhD.; PESI
_ Interpersonal Therapy; Dr. Scott Stuart; Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute
_ Problem-Solving Therapy; Department of Mental Health LA
_ Mindsight, Attachment & Clinical Integration; Dr Dan Siegel; PESI