Therapeutic Approach: When someone is seeking psychotherapy, it’s usually because they can’t find any other solution or ways to deal with their problems. I like to create a safe and comfortable environment, where the client and I work collaboratively to understand my client’s gridlocks in life and learn ways to overcome obstacles to live a happier life with greater capacity for intimacy. I don’t believe that one approach fits everyone so I am flexible to work with my clients to see what works best for them depending on their needs and strengths. I believe that healing occurs once the client is ready to face their fears and challenges and are willing to move beyond their comfort. That’s when they will gain insight and learn steps to make changes in their lives. I work with adults, children and families. I enjoy working with clients from different cultural backgrounds. My interests include, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, sexuality, relationship/intimacy issues, loss and grief, issues related to life transitions, children and adolescents with Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, and parenting.
Background: I have many years of experience and training in the field of mental health. I have worked in many different settings, including private practice, non-public agencies, and community mental health. I received my Bachelor’s degree from California State University Northridge, and my Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. I completed my post-doctoral training from a non-public agency working with children and families with special needs, where I served as a behavior management consultant.