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Welcome.  Finding the right therapist for you is important, so I'm here to share a little bit about myself and my thoughts on what helps people.  

I hope I can help you.


Therapy can help you feel better and it can help you change your life.  It can improve your moods, health, and your relationships with your self and others.   In therapy you may focus on your self-esteem, finding purpose and meaning in life, reducing symptoms and underlying issues, and optimizing your overall quality of life.  Together we will determine your goals and develop a deep understanding of your experiences.

Within the context of a unique and safe therapeutic relationship, I encourage patients to be deeply honest and explore thoughts, emotions, and patterns.  My therapeutic stance is relational, warm, and challenging.

Little Hands

"It's a joy to be hidden and a disaster not to be found."



Sessions are 45 minutes, 1 or 2 meetings per week


People often seek therapy when they are feeling overwhelmed, empty, depressed, dissatisfied with work and relationships, or when they have been struggling with self-sabotaging behaviors.  Others seek therapy after a loss, during life transitions, or simply to improve their quality of life.  Maybe you are curious about how your early experiences impact you now.  Therapy can help by creating a space to explore and confront parts of your self that may be causing distress.

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Couples may come to therapy to improve the quality of their relationship, or to discuss issues around intimacy, commitment, or parenting.  Others have experienced significant frustration, conflict, or infidelity and are wondering if they can salvage the relationship.  Some feel stuck in the same fights, or have grown apart and wonder if they can find passion for each other again.  Therapy can help resolve old issues, as well as develop new ways of communicating and understanding each other.

I am affirming of LGBTQ+, kink, and poly/open relationships.

Lover's Shadows


Mood, Depression, Anxiety
Relationship issues
Emotion regulation & distress tolerance skills
Disordered eating
Body image
LGBTQ issues
Career issues, creative blocks
Prenatal and postnatal adjustments 
Relational trauma (emotional, sexual, and physical abuse; neglect)
Sexual assault

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I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed by the California State Board of Psychology (PSY-32107).  I have training and experience working with adults and couples from diverse backgrounds.  I am trained in a variety of modalities (e.g., psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction), and completed advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the prestigious and socially-conscious Wright Institute of Los Angeles.

I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis on Health Psychology, from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles.  I also have a MA in Research Psychology from California State University, Long Beach.

In addition to my clinical training, I worked for ten years in Health Services Research at UCLA & Greater Los Angeles VA, specializing in Women's Mental Health and Severe Mental Illness.  I also have assessment and counseling experience with college students with learning disabilities.





566 South San Vicente Blvd, #101N

Los Angeles, CA, 90048 


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