ou feel stuck, anxious, and even uninspired. These feelings have become so second nature to you that you don’t even realize that you have full control to move past them and into feelings of joy, freedom, and excitement! It takes a great amount of courage to start to identify that there are some aspects of your life you’re not happy with and notice when you’re not living up to your full potential. It takes even more courage to do something about it.
This is that first step. Therapy is the perfect space to start identifying all the behaviors and old patterns that are standing in the way of reaching new growth and possibilities. And once we work through it all, together, you will create and live the life of your dreams.
Therapy and Me
Therapy is a continual dialogue between me and you. We dig into your feelings, your thoughts, your past and all the things that are going on right now so that we can move toward a deeper understanding and unfolding of the meaning behind experiences and how they contribute to your reactions and behaviors. I am there for you, where you are, to help guide you toward that ideal place of where you want to be.
I am so lucky to have worked with people one-on-one from diverse cultural backgrounds, religions, and sexual orientations. And I always welcome, value, and respect everyone. One of the things that I am most proud of, is that I have worked with people of almost every age, from elementary school, young adults, and adults. Some of the issues I’ve seen most are anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and anger, but I really get the most out of helping people through substance abuse, trauma, and PTSD.
Since obtaining my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cal-State Northridge, I have been continuing to learn and grow more as a therapist, so I can help you as best I can. After realizing how much I love to work with creative people and people in the creative industries, I furthered my education at Phillips Graduate Institute with a master’s degree in Art Therapy. And since then, the training and certifications have grown. I am certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and continue to train in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), because both of these techniques are ideal if you’re trying to work through any kind of trauma.
I also know how prone creatives are to addiction, and I have been training and working on different ways to help people combat their tendencies to rely on drugs, alcohol, and other addictive behaviors. For years, I have been working with clients who struggle with addiction, and I’ve really been drawn to help creatives and those suffering from past trauma get beyond the addiction that has held them back. Even today, as I work in private practice, I am still the Program Director and Clinical Director of one of the most renown treatment centers in all of Los Angeles.