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Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I’m that person who chats with strangers in grocery stores, dog parks, or just on the street. I love learning what makes people do the things they do and what makes them think the way they think. 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 didn’t always know I would become a therapist, but I’m so glad I figured it out because it just feels right.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years of experience serving 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. I am also a Certified Integrative Wellness Coach, which allows me to work with clients in a strategic and goal-oriented manner. I have served as both a therapist and an administrator within residential treatment facilities and community mental health organizations throughout Los Angeles, and currently maintain a private practice in Culver City. Due to the pandemic I am conducting virtual sessions only, and have expanded my practice to include clients throughout California.
Individual therapy for adolescents
I understand how difficult life can feel sometimes and how daunting it can seem to make things better. There's no shame in needing help and I truly believe that together we can make life feel easier for you. By blending kindness, humor, and skill, I can help you:
Identify areas of your life that feel stuck
Explore your needs and learn better ways to express them
Gain healthier communication skills
Release any shame and guilt that you carry around
Understand your limiting beliefs and their origin
Learn ways to cope when you're feeling stressed and overwhelmed
Recognize how a chronic illness can impact your confidence and learn to improve it
Empower yourself to live a more fulfilling, satisfying, and peaceful life
Some of my areas of specialty include working with people experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic illness generally, and Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis in particular. If you’d like to read more about how these issues can present themselves and how treatment can be helpful, click on each term for more information.
So we can learn more about each other, I invite you to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation. This will allow you to learn more about my practice and style of therapy and help me understand the challenges you’re facing.