My Approach to Helping
I believe the pathways to healing are through our intimate relationships with each other. But because few of us have experienced what it feels like to reach toward the soft embrace of another, and also be held, loved, and received just as we are, how we see and what we tell ourselves in response to life's struggles can become distorted. We develop false senses of self and of others; we wrestle with depression, anxiety, and obsessional thinking. We fall prey to addictions, and we struggle in our relationships, finding ourselves in patterns that bring conflict and disconnection.
As an associate marriage and family therapist, I work with both couples and individuals to create a safe and caring space, so together we can begin to explore your pain, building a bedrock of compassion and empathy for your struggles. Over time, the narratives of who we are or how we are in our relationships begin to change.
I practice in South Pasadena under the licensed supervision of Bart Foley (MFC # 48016). I hold a degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in depth psychology and marriage and family therapy. I am also training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help couples restore their emotional bonds, relieve distress, and deepen in intimacy with one another.