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ou were dealt a specific hand at birth. Throughout your journey, you have faced your own unique challenges, and on top of all that, living in Los Angeles comes with it’s own set of obstacles. You feel like you have to maintain a certain status. You feel pressured to live up to some expectation or maintain a particular image and then you have your own history and experiences that have contributed to all the issues that you’re dealing with right now… today.

As a therapist in Beverly Hills, I understand how heavy it can be to carry all of that. I understand trying to be everything for everyone and somehow feeling like you’re not enough for anyone.

Stepping into change isn’t easy. Leaning into growth can be very intimidating. I understand the courage needed to take the huge step into therapy. And I am so glad you’re here.

You no longer have to face all the obstacles that life has thrown at you alone. I look forward to being right by your side on this journey.

What It’s like to Work with Me:

I believe that the relationship you and I build is what truly provides the strong foundation for good work in therapy. You want a therapist who understands you and can relate to you, but who can also recognize and challenges unhealthy patterns that may be hindering your growth. I can be that person for you. I will make sure that you are not only seen and heard, but that you leave stronger, healthier, and happier.

We will work on reducing the current symptoms that are troubling you most right now, but we will also dive into how these patterns originated. We’ll explore the communication styles and the conflict resolution styles that have been modeled for you and how that has contributed to the way that you operate now.

You don’t have to walk this journey alone,  you don’t have to do this work alone. We will do it together!

Who I Work With:

Attachment Trauma

Trauma is very complicated, and it can also be extremely confusing. You may know without a doubt that you have experienced something you are certain was a traumatic event. Then there are other times that you may be on the fence. A common misconception is that trauma happens once, when you experience a car accident or an assault, but it’s not always that way. Your trauma may be a result of growing up in an emotionally unsafe environment or never feeling supported or comforted as a child. These types of unhealthy patterns can wreak havoc on your adult relationships and the worst part is you’ve been told for so long that you didn’t even have it that bad!

You may shy away from telling your story because so many other people “have it worse,” but I want to hear your story. You may also be apprehensive because your trauma occurred so long ago, how could it affect you now? But it can. Studies show that relationships dating as far back as infancy can have a direct effect on adult relationships. However, these patterns of attachment styles are not set in stone— they are learned and can therefore be unlearned. All you need is a safe space with a therapist you can trust who will work with you through that process. I can be that person for you. I want to be that person for you.

I don’t want you to dismiss what you have gone through anymore. I want to work with you and explore how the events of your past have affected your life and your relationships. We’ll explore the relationships you have had throughout your life, healthy and unhealthy, and we’ll work toward achieving a more secure and healthy approach. You don’t have to carry that load all by yourself. I can help you carry it.

No matter what your experiences have been, I can tell you that your feelings are valid. Your pain matters. And we can work together to help you get through it.

We will work together to explore how what you have gone through is affecting your life and your relationships. Although I am the professional, you are the expert in your own life. So, we will take what I know about trauma and use it to help see where you’re struggling, and how you can stop struggling.

Toxic Relationships

Finding the right person, the right relationship isn’t easy. Even when you have such great qualities – even when you know that you’re smart and successful, you keep finding yourself in unfulfilling relationships. Why is that? Why do you keep repeating the same pattern?

Dating in Los Angeles is no easy task. We are home to some of the most beautiful men and women in the world and if that isn’t intimidating enough, you’re just a swipe, text message, or phone call away from pursuing or being pursued by someone else. But why does it feel like there are so many options out there while simultaneously none
at all?

You are so powerful and so successful at work, in the eyes of your friends, and in most areas of your life. But in your romantic relationships, you’re insecure, you’re jealous, and you find yourself going back to the same kind of partners that keep you down. You’re ready to bring the strength that you know you have into your relationships and to get out of that pattern that has been keeping you from finding the relationship of your dreams. Together, we’ll dig through your past and help you understand, learn from, and grow past those patterns. I can help you dig through your past and help you understand, learn from, and grow passed those patterns.

You and I will work together to address what is bothering you most right now And more importantly, we will get to the root of your troubled relationships and help you heal. We will explore your patterns, uncover how you got to where you are now, and how you can get to where you want to be. We’ll explore the patterns that were modeled for you by the relationships you saw as you were growing up, and we’ll make connections between those relationships and the ones you have been in throughout your life.

As with most things in life, you learned how to be in relationships through life experience. Since your first relationships were formed in childhood with your family, that’s where we’ll begin. During the early years of your life, you developed a certain style of approaching relationships and attaching to others. We’ll explore how the relationships with your family have taught you how to approach your own today. We’ll dive into how the communication and conflict styles that were modeled for you are showing up in your current relationships.

Our work together will offer an understanding that will help you approach relationships in a healthier way. You will be able to recognize and choose partners who offer genuine love— without toxicity.

It is my goal that you leave our sessions feeling the strongest, healthiest, and happiest you have ever been!

Teens and Young Adults With Anxiety

Anxiety among teens and young adults is at an all-time high — it’s no wonder why. Being a young person today is the hardest it’s ever been. You’re constantly being alerted with the events going on throughout the world. You’re comparing yourself to people on social media. And by the way, what do you want to do with your life?

Anxiety can be a healthy response to important events such as a big upcoming exam or an important job interview. However, anxiety can also take over and affect other areas of your life as well. Not to worry, this can all be worked through.

Working with teens and young adults for over ten years has given me a unique insight into the struggles that young people face today. And as a native to Los Angeles, I get it. You are surrounded by the glitz and glam, but you don’t know where you fit in. You’re not sure what you want to do or even what direction you’re headed. And you have so much pressure placed on you from all sides. Your friends are doing one thing, your family expects you to follow in their path, but you want to forge your own path. I understand what it’s like to have so much going on in your mind that you feel like none of it makes sense at all. This is where I come in. You don’t have to try to make sense of everything on your own. We can do it together.

Amber Robinson, MA

Under the Clinical Supervision of Rachel Shimoni Simons, LMFT

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