I have seen how the powerful process of psychotherapy helps people cope with life’s challenges and find inner strength. Therapy reduces the symptoms of depression, suffering and anxiety and promotes resilience. Additionally it helps improve attuned communication and understanding in relationships. Effective psychotherapy elicits change and guides people toward living more authentically. I realize that people often seek help at their most vulnerable times. I am aware of this as I guide my clients toward a better understanding of themselves and their inner world, thereby allowing for emotional growth, peace and the attainment of personal goals.

My current practice includes a variety of clientele including adult individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. I also work with couples, adolescents and children. I have special expertise in working with members of the adoption triad: adoptees, adoptive parents and birth parents. Additionally, as a current Executive Supervisor of the nationally recognized Maple Center's Crisis Response Team, I have extensive experience working with issues of grief, loss and trauma.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Adoption
  • Parenting
  • Transitions
  • Grief, loss and trauma
  • Crisis intervention

Personal therapy is a unique collaboration between the therapist and the client(s). I work from a relational framework, often utilizing mindfulness-based approaches in my practice. I consider how individuals are affected by their environments, past and present experiences and the interplay between the mind and the body. I am committed to nurturing a trusting relationship in my practice where patients can feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings thereby achieving a deeper sense of self-knowing and the ability to live an integrated and balanced life.

9107 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 • 200 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 119, Pasadena, CA 91105