Therapy for individuals and families, with a focus on relationships, recovery, and identity. Increasingly in recent years, my work has focused on supporting people dealing with various emotional difficulties – anxiety, low-self esteem, anger, shame, grief, and depression – that can underlie and accompany relational challenges, addiction issues, and one’s uncertainty of one’s right place in the world.
My ongoing primary training is in Relational Gestalt Therapy, which focuses on relational patterns in the present. Developmental, psychoanalytic, and attachment theories also inform my work, and we do explore some of your past to see how current patterns may have developed. The goal however, is to increase your awareness of your own perceptions, reactions, learned behaviors, and true desires in the moment so you can have more choice in how you respond to others as you build relationships, and make work and life decisions that are better aligned with the person you really want to be.
In working with addiction, relational issues, and emotional regulation, I may also use DBT-informed skills and Emotionally Focused Therapy/tapping techniques.
This work can be tough! So I also try bring my humility, humor, and compassion to every session.
Recovery Support. Outside of private practice, I have worked at adolescent and adult addiction treatment centers, providing therapy and supporting families to navigate the best care for addiction treatment services; I am available by phone to support people in other areas as a consultant in the treatment/recovery process.
Adolescents are welcome! While earning my Masters in Clinical Psychology and becoming licensed, I trained for four years primarily as a youth/family therapist. Prior to that, I worked for 15 years as a non-profit director/educator with children and adolescents, so I welcome these young people (and their parents!) to my practice as well.
Please call (415) 722.2248 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
for a free consultation to see if we might be a fit to work together.
Sliding scale fees (lowest is $50) are available on a limited basis.
Full fee for individual sessions is $125. Full fee for couples/family sessions is $175.
Private Practice Offices
2904 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039 – Silverlake/Los Feliz/Atwater/Hollywood/Glendale
3808 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505 – Studio City/Toluca Lake/North Hollywood
Degree: MA Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, 2013
My practice is LGBTQIA affirmative and I have extensive experience working with people from a broad variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.