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I believe that people are intrinsically resilient. I will work with you to tap into this inner strength so that you can make meaningful changes in your life. Together, we will work toward navigating difficult transitions, improving the quality of your relationships, and developing more effective coping skills. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to tackle life’s obstacles.
Humans are wired for connection and when the main relationship in our life is strained it can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, and generally unhappy. The good news is that these connections can be repaired and reinforced. In my couples sessions we will work on effective communication between you and your partner and the deepening of your connection.
Sessions focus on aiding families in developing more effective, less stressful patterns of living. Family therapy is an active type of therapy; family members may be given assignments to complete and skills to practice outside of sessions. Therapy may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. Not all members of the family may be required at each session.
“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have been altered.”
― Nelson Mandela
Although my path to becoming a therapist was long and winding, I feel that in the end this path is what has made me an adaptable and effective therapist. I started my career in the business world after completing my BA in Economics at UCLA. After obtaining my CPA and working for a number of years in the corporate accounting world, I moved into executive search for financial professionals. I enjoyed the shift into a more social profession, but I always had it in the back of my mind that I would like to be a therapist someday. I saw a therapist for the first time when I was unsatisfied with my work in the corporate accounting setting, and I found it both very helpful and intriguing as a future endeavor. This eventually led me back to school, when I earned my MA in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley.
Fast forward to today, and my accounting and executive search work have served me well as a therapist. The analytical training of my earlier years helps to me to focus in on the issue at hand and think of different ways to attack it. The search side has honed my ability to connect with others and learn what is most important to them as they search for contentment.
I couple those earlier experiences with my extensive clinical experience with children, adolescents, and adults to provide treatment for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, and relationship issues, among others.
M.A., Counseling Psychology, The Wright Institute Berkeley, CA
B.A., Economics, University of California at Los Angeles
Marriage and Family Therapist, Board of Behavioral Sciences, License #123961