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Practical, interactive, solution-focused psychotherapy to help you create your best life
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
I specialize in attachment theory, which underlies all of our relationships, including our relationship with the self. I will help you to understand both the influences of your early childhood experiences and how they impact everything you do today so that you can gain both a deeper understanding of these unconscious impulses as well as learn how to change what may not be working for you.
I have studied Tatkin, Gotman, and Real extensively and can teach you their wisdom about how couples can best learn to work together to ensure the health and sustainability of the union. This applies at any stage of a relationship, from brand new to many years. I also help couples who are ending their relationship do so in a collaborative way with minimal impact on their children.
I have studied CBT extensively and can teach you simple, applicable new ways to think about things and change both your attitude and your feelings about various challenges in your life. This is a practical, hands-on approach to whatever you find distressing.
I have worked with couples for more than 25 years and can help you understand how to make the couple the center of your relationship. Learning communication skills, being able to truly meet the needs of your partner, understanding exactly what does or doesn't work for you, how to handle disagreements peacefully, feeling truly cherished by your partner- these are all things I can help you to create whether you are looking for pre-marital counseling or have been married for many years.
We change as we grow older- our needs, our wants, our fears, our relationships all transition from what worked when we were younger to something very different. Whether it's personal, career, health, financial, sex-related, or transitioning to newly single, together we will explore your options and find a future that brings you peace and contentment.
The stressors of life combined with underlying fears have caused a near epidemic in anxiety disorders. I can help you regain control over your life using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness and Meditation techniques and other modalities. I work with panic attacks, obsessive disorders, chronic worrying, or everyday stress of work, relationships and children.