I understand that the search for a therapist can be difficult, but finding the right one can be an important step in addressing what is troubling you. First meetings are always free, and give you a chance to decide if we are a good fit. I hope you will find the information here helpful, and am always happy to chat on the phone.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a special interest in, and affinity for anyone struggling with anger, with couples negotiating conflict and mistrust, and with anyone captured by the idea that they are failing in life. With offices in the Miracle Mile and Venice neighborhoods of Los Angeles, I have more than 10 years experience working with a diverse population covering a wide range of problems. read more
My approach is grounded in the idea that people are experts in their own lives, that they can access and develop knowledge that will assist them in getting in front of problems. Meetings are informal, friendly, and conversational. I’m not particularly interested in assessment, so we’re usually able to jump right into what’s bothering you.
At times we all need extra support and help in working through difficulties. I meet with individuals and couples wanting relief from anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, as well as navigating life changes. If you notice yourself in the same repeating negative patterns, worried about the future, unhappy in relationships, or just feeling lonely, depressed, anxious, or angry, we can work together to gain clarity and a direction for growth. read more
If anger has found its way into your life, you know what a disruptive force it can be, impacting everything from relationships with family, friends and colleagues, to your physical and mental health. When anger has been around for a long time, it can feel like a part of us, as if it represents who we are as people. This is not true.
While anger can be a destructive force in your life, its roots often represent deeply held values. I’m here to help you discover those values, and to change your relationship with anger.
Intimate and other close relationships can add a richness and joy to our lives that is difficult to duplicate elsewhere. That said, relationships are not always easy. When we are not hearing each other clearly, misunderstanding, hurt feelings, and confusion are often the result. When conflict surfaces, tensions can make it difficult to express our real concerns to our partners.
If you are feeling disconnected, going through difficult change, or feeling unheard by your partner, counseling can be a great process to uncover and overcome obstacles in your way.
Group therapy for couples can be a powerful and instructive tool for couples working through change, wanting to deepen their commitment, or to gain insight about managing conflict. Several times a year, along with a co-therapist, a carefully selected group of four or five couples meets weekly over a three-month time frame to share, reflect on, and look at some of the cultural discourses that influence and impact couples in how they see each other and how they see the relationship.
If group therapy sounds interesting to you, give me a call and we can find the best fit.
While change is a normal part of life, it can also trigger painful feelings of anxiety, insecurity, worry, and loneliness. Events like divorce, sudden unemployment, illness, retirement, grief and loss, or transitioning from adolescence to adulthood can have dramatic impacts on our lives, leaving us not only confused, but sometimes paralyzing us from moving forward.
If a recent change has you feeling that you have lost your bearings, I’m here to help. I offer a safe, friendly, and informal environment where we can collaborate together to discover those next steps.