I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 28 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in private practice with individuals, couples and families. Prior to becoming a licensed psychotherapist, I had a career as a Registered Nurse specializing in Labor and Delivery, Lactation and Fertility Nursing in both California and Arizona. My internship experience was done at a Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center in Santa Monica. This background has given me the opportunity to work with clients with wide ranging concerns throughout the life cycle and with varying physical and mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, career challenges, loss/grief and the aging process. I have also had specialized training (EMDR) in working with PTSD.
My therapeutic style is warm and interactive, treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. My approach is holistic in nature, emphasizing the whole person; mind, body and spirit and combines a cognitive-behavioral approach with humanistic, psychodynamic, mindfulness, mind-body and family dynamics. You have taken the difficult first step and I am ready to support you on your journey as you discover new insights, gain understanding and improve interpersonal communication and relationships.
I look forward to meeting you and working with you as your exciting journey begins!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #10219 (Expires: 2021-06-30)