Hello and thanks for visiting my page. I believe psychotherapy is an art + science that requires a collaborative and creative attitude.
Therapist in West Hollywood, CA
I received my post-grad training at a Psychoanalytic non-profit institute in North Hollywood that focused on attachment theory, object relations and other depth psychology constructs. I believe our childhood attachment styles and relational patterns affect our present psyches and I work with clients to explore areas of their conscious and unconscious experiences through memories, dreams, and reflections.
I teach Mindful Self-Compassion, meditation and mindfulness practices to clients who are interested in exploring these areas. I do not practice from any particular cultural or religious standpoint, but rather from a place of realizing the power of staying in the present moment.
Many clients seek treatment with me because they are experiencing difficult and painful life transitions such as; a major move, loss of a loved one, loss of a job or loss of a sense of purpose or meaning in life. I have experience treating adults and adolescents who are adjusting to varying transitions and new responsibilities of adulthood, parenting, aging, and caring for others.
Many of my clients suffer from varying degrees of anxiety--from existential listlessness to social anxiety to severe phobias. I have treated adults and adolescents suffering from anxiety and I understand the importance of properly diagnosing and treating anxiety when necessary with psychotropic medication, but I also educate clients on mind-body approaches that may naturally decrease anxiety and panic.
Many of my clients suffer from depression that is often the result of feeling stunted or stuck in their career, relational or personal growth and happiness. I have treated a diverse range of adults and adolescents suffering from depression on varying levels. I understand the importance of properly diagnosing and treating depression when necessary with psychotropics medications, but I also educate clients on mind-body approaches that may naturally ease lighter levels of depression.