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My Approach

My first priority is to provide an inviting, relaxed space where you can feel comfortable and I can get to know you and your unique story. My approach is holistic, integrative, collaborative, and trauma-informed. Everyone is different, so I will support you using a variety of therapeutic perspectives and methods suited to you and your needs. I incorporate psychodynamic principles, Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness techniques in my practice. We will work together on issues most important to you, exploring your past and present experiences to help you understand the origins of your feelings, to understand where and how you get stuck, and to identify patterns you want to change. I am interested in helping you connect to yourself, utilize your strengths, increase self-awareness and self-acceptance, and develop new and effective tools for coping with stress and distress. It is my hope that in a safe and trusted therapeutic relationship you can explore yourself with curiosity and compassion, discover, heal, change, grow, and pursue the path that is right for you.

I strongly believe that by working together in therapy you can find clarity and balance, make meaningful change, deepen connection and relationships, and develop a greater sense of self and well-being in order to live an authentic, fulfilling life. 

About Me


I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, California. I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. 

I received my B.A. in English from Pepperdine University and an M.A. in American Studies from Columbia University. Before becoming a therapist, I worked as an academic reference book editor in New York and Los Angeles for more than 20 years. 


I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families to treat anxiety, depression, codependence, addiction and recovery, family conflict, interpersonal and relationship challenges, divorce, parenting, grief and loss, and life transitions. I previously worked as case manager and currently serve as Group Facilitator for Pacific Assistance Group, a program treating healthcare professionals in recovery, and additionally treat individuals for the professionals program at All Points North. I received my training in a community counseling center treating diverse populations and in a school-based counseling agency serving students in K-12 schools, focusing on the treatment of children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum.

Professional Associations
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

San Fernando Valley California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (#135555).

My Approach
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