About

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My years of experience working with children, teens, and adults helps me get quickly oriented to the needs of each individual client. I have a passion for helping as many types of people with as many kinds of issues as possible, approaching challenges with both knowledge and hope. I currently see diverse men, women, and adolescents in a private practice in Los Angeles and the South Bay.

Some of the issues I specialize in helping with:

  •  Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Postpartum depression, anxiety, and perinatal mood disorders.
  • Grief and loss
  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Life transitions

Education

  • Master os Arts in Counseling Psychology with and emphasis in depth Psychology,  and a focus on the rich theory and practice of Jungian psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Arizona State University.

Clinical Experience

  • Training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at The Maple Counseling Center, Beverly Hills.
  • Therapist for Jewish Family Services school-based program for children between the ages of five to twelve.
  • Supervisor for teens at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Teen Line and outreach program.
  •  Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS) year long certificate training.
  • Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) training, which is a mind/body approach that focuses on the biological basis of trauma.
  • Maternal Mental Health NOW certificate training on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including depression and anxiety during pregnancy, postpartum and anxiety, OCD, and postpartum psychosis.
  • Brainspotting (BSP) training. “Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing. Brainspotting functions as a neurobiological tool to support the clinical healing relationship. There is no replacement for a mature, nurturing therapeutic presence and the ability to engage another suffering human in a safe and trusting relationship where they feel heard, accepted, and understood.” (Brainspotting.com)

Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in entertainment for nearly two decades where I gained valuable insight into the challenges of being a performing artist, as well as the soulful possibilities of creative pursuits.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFC 83892.