I'm an integrative LGBT therapist with roots in sociology, spirituality, psychedelic science, performing arts, and social justice.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Valley Village, CA
Supervised by Erica Siegal LCSW & Gary Pearle LMFT
Transpersonal experiences, deep study, and frequent practice have opened an inner door for me some 10+ years ago that has been open since. As a result, I've felt a sense of presence and being that informs my approach to life and my service to others. I also focused my clinical specialty in Spiritual and Depth Psychology as I earned my Master's degree.
I'm a LGBT communjty member, have volunteered with gay rights non-profits, and centered my clinical specialty on LGBT studies as I earned my Master's degree.
I'm an integral therapist, and I believe because we are a whole organism with many data points and infinite relationship to the world around us, that our healing, improvements, and growth also come from the many strands of life around us. To that end, I bring together psychological approaches, sociological data, and human-centered care to provide a holistic, unique form of service.
Being a caregiver is a rough, whether its for your kids, students, an ailing parent, your clients and patients, and most of all to ourselves. I work and train with clinicians specializing in issues related to self-care, balance, boundaries, and personal fulfillment -- needs that often are the first to go once we stat over-spending our energy and resources to support others.
Deep study, transpersonal experiences, and my personal practices 10+ years in the making have opened a door in me that has never closed -- a synthesis of Western with Eastern philosophy -- that shapes who I am today. This backbone of mindfulness, Being-ness, and acceptance are aspects that move me and are cornerstones to my method of support.
I'm in the LGBT community, worked with gay rights advocacy groups in Los Angeles, and specialized my clinical education in LGBT studies.