My Approach to Helping
Thank you for visiting my profile! Helping people feel happier in their lives and relationships is a passion and a privilege. My approach is both very intuitive and no nonsense. You will find me to be flexible, empathetic and down to earth. Sometimes it's hard to know where to begin, seeking therapy can feel overwhelming. Together, we'll identify a few specific areas of focus on what you'd like to see happen in your life. For example, if everything were going smoothly with my partner, what would my relationship look like in 6 months? Or, how would I be enjoying life differently if I weren't feeling so anxious or depressed? These are the types of conversations we'd have working together. It helps to have a safe place to explore what's happening and how to cope when life throws us a curve ball. Or maybe there is no "curve ball" and you are just feeling a little stuck. On paper everything looks fine but why am I feeling so unsatisfied? That's OK, too. Whatever brings you to counseling, I will work with you one-on-one to support you in feeling better. Areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, relationships, fostering positive self-esteem, LGBTQ issues, coping with life transitions, preparing for retirement, and grief & loss. For more information, please call (310) 612-6299 or see my website.
More Info About My Practice
My fee is $140 for a full one-hour (60 minute) session. I do offer a limited number of sliding scale fees for those who are in need. Many PPO insurances may cover a portion of the fee for service. I am considered an "out-of-network" provider and am happy to provide you with what is called a monthly superbill so that you can get reimbursed directly. Please check out my website for more information about my background and areas of interest. Or drop me an email - thanks!
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I love working with women fostering positive self esteem, happier relationships and greater life balance. This allows me to draw upon not only my clinical training and education, but my own journey as a woman seeking self acceptance, love and greater life fulfillment!
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Just being able to have a safe, confidential place to process your innermost thoughts and feelings - even those you might be embarrassed by or ashamed of - can be incredibly healing. Working with a therapist can help people overcome obstacles, survive tough times (even thrive), discover direction, learn more about themselves and their life goals, feel better about themselves, and attract healthier relationships.
My Role as a Therapist
My view of therapy is different than a traditional "doctor-patient" relationship. I'm not the expert on you, YOU are! You have free will and choices at all times. My role is not to tell you what to do but rather to listen, understand and perhaps point out alternate ideas, patterns or choices that perhaps you had not been previously aware of. I support and guide your journey, not map it out for you.