In-person sessions available using strict & safe COVID-19 protocols, as well as video (telehealth) options. Free meet & greet consultation.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Supervised by Marina Chatterton, LCSW #26126
Early life experiences impact us deeply, so understanding where you came from and how you got to this place is essential for any meaningful change. And no, I don't think we'll be blaming your parent's for everything that is wrong, but I do think we need to see how early life patterns present themselves in the here-and-now.
My work with couples is direct and interactive, with heavy influences from Imago and Psychodynamic theories.
You are the expert on your own life. I don't do cookie-cutter therapy and each session is led by you, processing the things YOU want to focus on.
Our most intimate relationships often have the biggest effect on our overall mental health, and I work with couples to try to understand each other on a deeper, emotional level. I welcome couples of every kind, and at any point in the relationship (beginning, middle, or even after the romantic relationship has ended). Specifically, I enjoy working with couples in the aging population, co-parenting, LGBTQQIA+ community, and non-traditional dyads such as consensual non-monogamous (CNM).
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness, either personally or to someone you love, can be debilitating. I've worked with individuals, couples, and families navigating grief, loss, and illness. I also consider mental health to be a chronic illness and can be disruptive if not addressed in a safe space. Instead of talking about the illness itself (leave that to your medical team), we'll dig into thoughts, feelings, and emotions that surround the sickness.
Anxiety can prohibit a person from living a truly joyful and meaningful life. If you say you have anxiety, I believe you! And then we'll work together to find out why and how you can take steps to process and improve the anxious thoughts and feelings you are experiencing.