Hello, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, inviting you to take a journey looking deeply inside of yourself. I have been licensed since 1989 , and obtained my masters degree in clinical psychology in 1985. Since then I have worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient mental treatment, and with different populations. I currently mostly work with adults suffering from anxiety and affective disorders.
I attended the University of Michigan for my undergraduate degree in psychology, and had the opportunity to engage in numerous internships . My work in an inpatient psych unit at the University of Michigan Hospital was eye opening, as I learned to be around people who had attempted to take their lives. I had the opportunity to work in a medium security prison in Milan, Michigan where we discussed social skills, and emotional development with the inmates. I have also worked with children in a daycare setting, engaging in observation, and clinical intervention with tantrums, conflicts, etc.
I moved to southern California after my graduation from the University of Michigan, and pursued my masters degree in clinical psychology at the California Graduate Institute in Westwood, California. I engaged in completing 3000 hours of training working with individuals, families, couples and children. The venues where I worked included a community clinic, a residential treatment center for adolescents, and private practice.
I employ a variety of treatment modalities (such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, psychodynamic therapy), and most recently, have received training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing(EMDR). I have completed the basic training, and working to become certified. This is a modality that is used to treat trauma.
I always like to know what the person in front of me wants to work on, what is important to them. Making changes in one;s life takes commitment, and hard work. I am here to guide and support you during this amazing process.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Imago Relationship Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #25232 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
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