“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~ Wayne Dyer
As the pandemic recedes, this moment in time has been unlike any other, a surreal experience that has brought up feelings of anxiety, depression, and loss for many people who never experienced it before. For others it has exacerbated stress that was already elevated due to responsibilities around school/work, close relationships, and rearing kids. My philosophy is that even crisis brings great opportunity for growth. Knowing how to sort through difficult feelings and ground ourselves so we can make good choices is the most important thing we need, for our own wellbeing but also for our friends, our families, and most important of all our children.
Whether you’re struggling to manage small or tumultuous challenges, as an individual, a couple, or as a parent, I’m so glad you found your way here. I am a Gestalt therapist who incorporates a family systems lens. My hope is to equip you with tools and insights to move you toward your goals– using therapy approaches, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt and Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnotherapy. My deep knowledge of addiction recovery, trauma, and K-16 education further informs my work. Most important of all, I offer you the curiosity and compassion that perhaps you lack. Socrates said, “Curiosity is the beginning of wisdom.” That is where our journey together begins.
My approach is gentle but direct and humor is mandatory! I enjoy working with adolescents, adults and couples. My clients tell me I’m easy to talk to and they feel deeply cared for. At the same time, I’m an action oriented therapist, and I challenge you to be honest with yourself so we can identify the parts of you that are underdeveloped as well as your strengths.
If you haven’t done online therapy before, I promise you it’s easy and effective. Please call me at 310.651.7412 or e-mail me at email@example.com. We can determine if I’m a good fit for you and if so set up an appointment at your convenience. At this time, I am seeing clients during the week from 10-5 p.m. My practice is online and I use a Hipaa compliant platform to ensure your privacy is secured.
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Antioch University Los Angeles
Master of Arts in Counseling, Loyola Marymount University
Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, University of California Los Angeles
K-12 and College Counselor, Credentialed by the California Department of Education
Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Certified, William Glasser Institute, Loyola Marymount University
Gestalt Therapy Certified (2-year program)
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified Life Coach
Neuro Linguistic Programming – Master Practitioner Level
Maternal Mental Health – Certified, Los Angeles County Maternal Mental Health
Post-graduate Training in Early Childhood; Grief & Bereavement; Addictions
Post-graduate Training in Collaborative Divorce
Golden Key National Honor Society, Member
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Honorary Member
Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, Member
CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
ASCH (American Society of Clinical Hypnosis)
CASE (The Council for Advancement and Support of Education)
Former Parent/Support Group Leader for Teen Mental Health, Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach
Former Co-Vice President of Programs, South Bay-Long Beach Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Group Facilitator, Bereavement Counseling, The Gathering Place, Torrance
Presenter, Local high schools and Colleges