I'm glad you're here. I hope this site provides information on what to expect from working with me so that you may find a strong therapeutic fit.
Resiliency is at the core of my integrative approach to therapy . My style is collaborative and employs evidence-based modalities tailored to fit each client's strengths. I believe all people are equipped with skills, passions, and deep value no matter what they have experienced or are currently experiencing; I strive to draw from these strengths to guide our work and help clients regain a sense of mastery, meaning, and connection in their lives. Life transitions are a focus of mine, whether it be developing identity and healthy relationships as a teen, rediscovering the self as an older adult, or building a thriving partnership and family.
I come from a varied professional background with specializations in clinical psychology, independent film, and dance, which cultivated a multidisciplinary approach to working with people. I received my Master's in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and B.A.'s in Psychology and Cinematic Arts from University of Southern California. In addition to private practice, I also provide substance use counseling to youth and families in Santa Monica, CA with a community non-profit. Other clinical experience includes facilitating group therapy at an adult intensive outpatient program, providing field-based clinical services at a housing and social services agency, and volunteering with a hospice provider for many years. Through these positions, I have experience working with trauma, mood and anxiety concerns, suicide prevention and intervention, substance use, teens and families, older adults, grief, and a variety of life-transition concerns.
Specializing in work with teens, premarital and couple counseling, grief, and life transitions
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The therapeutic process is personal. For this reason, I am open to provide a free 20 minute consultation so that you may determine if I am a good therapeutic fit for you.
Please reach out to me via email or phone and I will do my best to return your message within 24 hours.
185 Pier Avenue #104
Santa Monica CA 90405
There is metered street and lot parking available around Main St. and Pier Ave.