I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 12 years of clinical experience providing psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. I offer
deep listening and thoughtful collaboration to help you bring clarity and insight to the things in your life that you would like to change.
I strive to bear witness to your experiences, see the world through your eyes, and help you move toward being the person you want to be.
I work with the day to day challenges of bringing optimal functioning, wellness and wisdom to your life, as well as with crises, disruptions,
My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative and flexible. While my primary orientation is humanistic which emphasizes the importance
of being your true self in order to lead the most fulfilling life, I also use psychodynamic theory in treatment which we use to
resolve concerns in the present moment, while also focusing attention on their origin and how these concerns relate to early life
experiences. I also draw from Attachment Theory, which explores how the emotional bond between an infant and primary caregiver affects
the child's behavioral and emotional development into adulthood, which has an impact on our interpersonal relationships with others;
I implement other treatment modalities depending on the current circumstances and client needs. I strive to encourage
my clients to be their authentic selves in order to get to the core of what is driving dysfunctional, unhealthy coping mechanisms, learn new
coping skills and gain the tools to change their behaviors and thought patterns. I use a direct approach - which may not be the right match
for some clients, and that is okay ! I do not want to waste my client's time, nor my own. I feel that in order to build trust an honest, forward
approach is best.
One of the goals will be to first determine and articulate where in your life you are struggling--interpersonal, work, school, family,
marriage--and then to develop steps to relieve distress, create better boundaries, and learn healthier alternatives to your current choices.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in California, license #102204
Good psychology should include all the methodological techniques, without having loyalty to one method, one idea, or one person.