“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
Your Safety Is My Priority
To support physical distancing efforts, I am offering all sessions via Zoom for the foreseeable future.
I'm currently screening prospective members for new ONLINE Mixed Gender Process Group to meet weekly on Mondays 12:15 - 1:30 pm.
Other Groups Currently Running
Tuesdays Mixed Gender Process Group 12-1:30 pm — FULL
Wednesdays Women's Group 6-7:15 pm — ON HOLD
Individual psychotherapy is a collaborative relationship designed to help you make sustainable changes in your life. By sharing your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a safe, confidential environment, we will work together to build self awareness around emotional, cognitive and behavioral responses, freeing you up to create organic, sustainable change in your life. In addition to general practice, I specialize in addictions, codependency, stage-of-life issues, perinatal mental health, grief, creativity, identity, and work with other clinicians. Individual sessions typically occur weekly during the course of treatment and are 50-minutes long ($225).
Couples & Family Therapy
Couples and family therapy differ from individual therapy in that the partnership or family unit is the client. I approach my work with couples and families using a systemic focus designed to help us understand how you've adapted to one another, what is working, and what has gotten in the way of your connection. Couples and family therapy provides a safe environment to be heard and understood while learning the skills to communicate more effectively and cultivate intimacy. Couples and family therapy sessions typically occur weekly during the course of treatment and are 50-minutes long ($225), though I often recommend extended sessions to begin.
Group psychotherapy is a special form of therapy in which a small number of people meet together under my guidance to help themselves and one another. Group helps people learn about themselves and improve their interpersonal relationships. It can address feelings of isolation, depression or anxiety and enhance self esteem, authenticity, and energy for life. By working with a regular group, my clients see dramatic changes in the quality of their lives and often choose to incorporate group work into their weekly routine for many years. I typically meet individually with prospective group members for 3-4 sessions prior to joining a group which helps to both reduce anxiety and give you a good understanding of how it will work. Group rates range from $65 - $75/week.
See currently available groups & resources to learn about Group Psychotherapy
Since 2015, I have offered "Care of Caregiver" programs to organizations nationwide. These programs are designed for workers who operate in a frontline role as professional caregivers of traumatized populations, including immigration legal workers, healthcare workers, and mental health professionals. Workshops and follow-up services are tailored to the needs of an organization or workplace and address the impact of long-term trauma exposure, vicarious traumatization, and burnout on frontline workers. Participants learns about the neurobiological impact of trauma on the body and brain, how to heal from trauma, and how to create sustainable self-care practices.
See a list of previous Care of Caregiver workshops and programs
Frequently Asked Questions
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Group Psychotherapist offering psychotherapy services to individual adults, couples and groups. My office is in Atwater Village in Los Angeles. I also offer services via Telehealth platforms.
People come talk to me for different reasons. Some are struggling, some want to develop new approaches to life and relationships, some are grieving, some are in a state of transition, some are trying to move away from an unhealthy dependency, and some just want to grow. Whatever the reason, my aim as a therapist is to help you create a better, more fulfilling life by understanding yourself better.
My approach is collaborative and engaged. I try to create a safe, non-judgmental space for your process to unfold. For me, actively joining a client in the exploration, discovery and recovery that takes place in the therapy room is an essential component in building trust and comfort.
Clients who seem to benefit the most from my style are those who are willing to prioritize their mental and emotional well-being and growth by engaging in the challenges as much as the comforts that a therapeutic relationship offers. My goal is to help my clients thrive rather than just survive more comfortably.
I have a strong foundation in the science of psychology, the study of the brain and its capacity to heal and change (neuroplasticity), and spirituality. My background and training include psychodynamic, existential, feminist/social justice and humanistic theory, group work, family systems, addictions and trauma, sexual orientation and gender identity, adolescence and couples work. My passion for psychology as well as my personal commitment to my own growth, training, and expertise, are all part of my practice.
I am always happy to answer any other questions about my background, training, and theoretical foundations at any point in the therapeutic process.
My Training & Background
Former Member, Board of Directors, Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA) 2013-2015
Member, Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA), 2012-Present
Member, American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) 2013-Present
Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) 2011-Present
Member, LA-CAMFT, 2015-Present
Certified Group Psychotherapist, National Registry of Group Psychotherapists (2015-Present)
Adjunct Faculty, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of the West 2013-2015
University of Southern California, M.A., Clinical Psychology (MMFT) May 2010
Northwestern University, B.S., Communication Studies June 2001