A Little About Me
I’m that person who chats with strangers in grocery stores, dog parks, or just on the street. I do it because I’m friendly and like connecting with people but I also think it’s fascinating to see how we can be so different, while also fundamentally being so similar. I didn’t always know that I would become a therapist, but I’m so glad I figured it out because it just feels right.
I am intrigued when I’m learning about what makes people do the things they do and what makes them think the way they think. I feel connected when they open up and allow me to help them to understand themselves. I’m awestruck when they tell me their stories and allow me to see how strong they are but most of all; I am honored by their trust. I will always be committed to helping each client find greater personal happiness and true fulfillment.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years of experience with adolescents, adults, and families struggling with a variety of debilitating obstacles, such as mental illness, self-harmful behaviors, sexual abuse, homelessness, adoption issues, addiction, grief, and trauma. In addition to being a therapist, I am also a Certified Integrative Wellness Coach, which allows me to work with clients in a very strategic and goal-oriented manner. I have served as both a therapist and an administrator within residential treatment facilities and community mental health organizations in Los Angeles and currently have a private practice in Culver City.
About My Approach
To get to the root of where we’re hurting, we need to feel safe enough to be vulnerable. I work from a place of genuine sincerity and compassion, and I believe that through open conversations, we can connect the dots to better understand the underlying causes of your struggles.
My approach is to target all the different parts of you; the physical, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual; and start identifying where and how you are being impacted by these struggles. From there, we can focus on skills and techniques that are aimed at alleviating your pain. You will see that once you are truly open and willing to explore this, the light at the end of the tunnel won’t be as far away as you think.
I think you are someone who has amazing qualities and strengths, but struggles to see them.
I think you find it easier to focus on your areas of weaknesses because they’re familiar.
I think you find it difficult to take compliments because you don’t feel like you deserve them.
I think you don’t find your life to be as fulfilling as you would like it to be, but don’t know what changes to make.
I think you often feel as though you’re not doing enough or are simply not enough.
I think you have trouble putting your needs before others.