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Use the form on the right to contact me. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation so we can connect before scheduling a session.  Call me directly at (323)825-2192

 

12304 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 307
Los Angeles, CA, 90067
United States

949-300-3036

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (IMF80541). Employed and Supervised by Jon B. Pease, MA, LMFT48823

I received my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles. I have over five years of clinical experience working with children and adults. I have worked in a variety of settings and have the unique ability to connect to a wide array of people with diverse backgrounds and range of experiences. I tend to work systemically, which means most importantly, you are not the problem. We all grew up around others and this shaped who we are and how we respond today. 

 

About Me

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To me, therapy is not about sick people getting better. We all have issues. I believe therapy is about taking the time to transform and create the life you really want to live. What else are we here on this planet for?! I came to LA to work in comedy because, at the time, I thought I was living my dreams. What I was living was disillusionment. Comedy didn’t free me from my anxiety and bad habits, it exacerbated them. However, this was the starting point of living the life I really wanted (that I didn’t know I wanted). Nobody tells you this but your ideas about your life CAN CHANGE. The reason I love therapy is because it can help you discover the next step for you when you feel hopelessly stuck.

My clients come to me for the same reason. We tend to get handed a dream, maybe by society, maybe by our families or community. And then we get disappointed. This isn’t the end it’s the beginning.

Therapy with me is a dynamic process. We look at what isn’t working with a fresh set of eyes. I ask questions. We figure stuff out. I once heard if it feels positive it must not be productive. Lies! The work my clients and I do together is positive and productive, but not in the way you might think. Therapy is an unplannable process. Your fear of uncertainty may be flaring up, but it’s really a good thing. There are so many possibilities out there, why plan for one?

It may sound like I have just read too many self-help books but my work is deeply rooted in traditional methods. My training includes:

MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. I chose this program because of their focus on LGBTQ Affirmative therapy and social justice.

Intensive training in Relational Gestalt work through the Pacific Gestalt Institute (PGI). Gestalt work focuses on how therapist and client can work collaboratively (as opposed to the silent stare you may have seen therapists use in movies)

Level 2 trained in Brainspotting. Brainspotting is a mind/body therapy that helps people heal from trauma, creative blocks and old wounds. Many people want to heal their trauma without reliving it. Brainspotting is a great method for that