I am an LCSW with almost 20 years of experience. I've worked in California and Maryland, and in many settings including school, medical/hospitals and grief/end of life care. I also grew up overseas and have a keen awareness in culture, and cultural effects on mental health. I have helped clients explore issues with grief, adjustment to life changes, immigration issues, caregiving issues, parenting, adjustment to parenting, especially new mothers, as well as anxiety and distorted thinking around anxiety.
My counseling style is warm, supportive and I believe in helping my clients find their strengths, and their solutions through a supportive alliance. I use modalities from humanistic therapy, client centered therapy as well as cognitive behavior therapy. My goal is to help you find and access your own strengths and solutions.
Seeking out therapy can be scary, and I commend you for taking the first steps. I look forward to being an ally for you, and working with you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 24084
CA LCSW 25299
Talya was helpful and supportive to me during the time we worked together. One of the main things that stood out to me was her reminding me to check in with how I feel rather than depending on someone else’s feelings before making a decision.
Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Talya for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd