I am a California licensed Psychologist, and have been providing clinical treatment to those in need for over 30 years. After receiving my doctorate from the New School for Social Research in New York City, I moved to Los Angeles where I created and led the clinical services department at the Weingart Center Association, working with the homeless on skid row for seven years. I then became the Senior Executive Director at Promises Treatment Centers, a world-renowned residential and outpatient substance use treatment program in Malibu and West Los Angeles.
I now work extensively with the LGBTQIA+ community, and with people experiencing substance use issues, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and anger management. I also provide family and couples therapy.
I began my private practice with one purpose in mind: to treat clients with respect for the possibility of change in their lives. It is my belief that the best treatment includes the development of a trusting relationship. I am here to support you in creating a life of courage in which you can tackle the obstacles that have limited your potential. I empower individuals to replace feelings of hopelessness with hope for a brighter future. Together, we can forge a plan that will lead to a much more fulfilling life experience. I offer you highly effective and powerful tools such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Therapy, and create an individualized treatment plan to assist you in discovering solutions to your struggles.
As a Psychologist, I strive to be a healing force for those who are ready to embrace change. If you are interested, please feel free to reach out and give me a call: (310) 488-1116 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
CBT is an evidence-based treatment intervention that strives to reduce symptoms of many mental health conditions. CBT focuses on the impact thoughts have on emotions, and the manner in which emotions impact behavior. I discover how cognitive distortions and maladaptive schemas can be altered to elicit positive change in my clients.
Psychodynamic therapy involves the facilitation of a deeper understanding of a person’s emotions and other mental processes, and works to help people gain greater insight into how they think and feel. By improving this understanding, people can then make better choices about their lives. This approach relies more on the relationship between the therapist and client to make meaningful change.