Choosing a therapist who’s a good fit for you is an important decision. Finding someone whom you like and feel comfortable with can really help you begin your process of change. Feeling supported can certainly make talking about difficult issues much easier. My approach to psychotherapy emphasizes how your relationships will improve as you learn more about your emotional process. We will examine your relationships, (even the one with me), to learn more about how you can make more satisfying choices in your life.
I graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. I worked in financial consulting for two years before I changed direction and entered Pepperdine University to complete my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Once licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I worked at Interface Children and Family Services, (the largest social service agency in the area), as the Director of Clinical Services. Providing low-fee mental health services to individuals and families in need was very satisfying.
Currently I see clients at New Beginnings and I continue to teach graduate courses for Pepperdine. I also supervise MFT interns. Along the way, I completed post-graduate studies at the Pacific Gestalt Institute. I particularly enjoy training students in Gestalt since it is both an approach to therapy and a philosophy of living which I agree with. Gestalt emphasizes awareness of one’s self and responsibility for one’s thoughts and behavior.