About My Practice
I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, trauma psychotherapist, and a doctor in clinical psychology. My concentration is Psychodynamic and Positive Therapies, as I believe that before we can understand our moods and behaviors in the present, first, we must develop resolution with the reflection of our past.
In my work I adapt an interpersonal approach best tailored for each person. I will work with you individually, or as a couple.
I am certified and experienced in working with Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy, and Stress Inoculation therapy, at assisting individuals and families in the healing process from post traumatic injuries.
" When you remember a past event, you are actually remembering the last time you remembered it, not the event itself."
The initial consultation concentrates on the presenting problem and the most effective short-term solution. Following sessions will address a deeper pathway and a resolution to emotional distress.
When I work with a child, I am aware of family patterns, as it will effects the way a child acts and behaves at home and in school. Many children are living with parents who struggle emotionally related to effects of separation or divorce. The child can takes on the parent's symptoms, in order to identify with that parent. When a child becomes effected by a parent's difficulties from emotional events, initially, conjoint sessions, with parent are encouraged. The child/adolescent can begin to better understand the parent's transitions and how the situation can effect family patterns.
Please call or email me to schedule an appointment. I will help you overcome emotional pain, sense of self and how you relate to others.
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Licensed Trauma CBT Psychotherapist
Consultation/ Evaluation/ Observation
Licensed Marriage Family Child Psychotherapist
Professional Licenses/ Certificates/ Memberships:
Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Trauma Focus-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy TF-CBT
California Institute of Mental Health (CIMH)
Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)
Evidenced Based Practices (EBP)
Managing Adapting Practices (MAP)