Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples in Los Angeles
If you're experiencing stress and problems related to work, relationships, low self-esteem, or unwanted behavior, I provide a particular kind of therapy that can help you have greater peace of mind, more fulfillment, and better relationships. As a therapist, I want people to not only feel better but to get better. I can help you find the root of your problems so that together we can help you to live the life you want to lead.
Have people been telling you that you should "get over it" or "move on"? Despite your best efforts, do you feel stuck because you can't? It is essential for me - as for any psychotherapist - to help you work on your issues without the fear of judgment or criticism and with a secure sense that you feel accepted. As a therapist, I strive to create a safe, productive place for you to grow, learn, and change.
Thank you for considering me as your therapist. By checking into several therapy providers, you're already taking a big step toward getting better. To see if I'm the right therapist for you, please email or call me for a free consultation.
Brief Background Information
At its best, psychotherapy is a process of discovery and a way to develop insight into why you do what you do. Although a therapist is knowledgeable about change and growth, you're the one who knows you best. That's why we would work together to develop goals for therapy, how often to attend, and when to terminate.
I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, author, and lecturer in Los Angeles. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Counseling with a minor in Psychology in 1992, I've been providing therapy in non-profit community health centers and in private practice. I received a Ph.D. in Counseling Education in 1996 and have taught several graduate level courses in psychology, counseling, and therapy. I also offer seminars and workshops to other psychotherapists and to the public about therapy and mental health. Please click here for more information on my education and experience.
Why see a Marriage and Family Therapist for one-on-one (individual) therapy?
My education has included extensive training to provide therapy for individuals. The university I attended was certified by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling, and Related Educational Programs for psychotherapists, which sets high standards for counseling and therapy programs. After graduating, I gained over 3,000 hours of supervised experience in counseling and therapy before starting as a licenses psychotherapist in private practice. Since then, I have attended hundreds of hours of training in subjects regarding therapy and counseling, psychology, wellness, and therapy as well as relationships, depression, anxiety, and addiction.
Professional psychotherapist memberships include:
- The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists - California Division
- The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
- The National Board for Certified Counselors
The University I attended is accredited for psychotherapists by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs.
What types of situations can be helped by therapy?
I treat clients who have a wide variety of challenges, including:
- Relationship difficulties
- Anxiety and anxiety-associated conditions
- Trauma, including PTSD and abuse
- Self-esteem issues
- Substance abuse, addiction and recovery
- Life transitions, career changes and stress