My work centers around exploring values, identifying and meeting various goals, and navigating the twists and turns of life.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Westlake Village, CA
One of the difficulties we encounter as we transition life stages is a developing awareness of changes in our relationships with close ones. Part of my work is to help work through these changes form accepting new insights about our connections to identifying chosen family.
With the many changes we face everyday, in addition to major changes in our life, feeling overwhelmed, scared and anxious is very common. I incorporate many skills in my work to help manage intense emotions and reduce feelings of anxiety.
My specialty is working with young people who are entering into adulthood and are facing the struggles and stresses of developing independence. My work centers around exploring values, identifying academic/occupational goals, and navigating the exciting but tumultuous years of the teens and early 20s.
I have received extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a research-backed treatment that has been shown to be effective with many mental health conditions. DBT helps develop mindfulness, improve emotion regulation, enhance distress tolerance, and build healthy interpersonal relationships.