My approach to therapy is influenced by my enthusiasm for classical psychodynamic theory that was the foundation of my two year training at the esteemed Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills. This was enhanced with a certification from the Los Angeles Institute and Association for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS), and a foundation course at The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP). I strive to constantly enhance my approach using contemporary influences, from Mentalization Based Training, and from the extensive cultural sensitivity work at Antioch University, where I was in the LGBT Specialization. I continue training in Modern Group Analytic theory at the Center for Group Studies in New York. As a family therapist, I focus on communication in family counseling, as it pertains to understanding the family dynamics, conflict and connection.