I am a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage family therapist in California. Over span of almost 30 years, I have worked in community mental health both in inpatient and outpatient settings. My work history also includes experience in correctional and forensic settings. Currently, I am exclusively working with an outpatient medical group providing individual psychotherapy to adults and children. I have worked with clients both adults and children with wide ranging issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, legal issues, schizophrenia, delusional disorder, ADHD and marital issues.
My therapy style is based on client center and humanistic principals respecting and upholding individual values and diversity. I utilize psychodynamic paradigms to establish my case formulation. I approach client’s treatment by using cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic integration, rational emotive therapy, and individualize treatment plan to address client’s needs and goals. I further utilize a collaborative approach to measure effectiveness of treatment and client’s progress.
Recognizing and seeking mental health treatment is challenging and takes courage. I acknowledge and respect the fact that one may feel vulnerable in seeking comfort and healing in one’s life. I approach everyone with respect, sensitivity, warmth, empathy and compassion. I am known to be warm, caring, and respectful.
When ready or contemplating someone to work with you to walk a path of healing please contact me. I look forward to walking this journey with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA Psychologist PSY12441
CA LMFT 12441