My Approach to Helping
I provide therapy for individuals, couples and families. My aim is to provide a safe place I which you can explore yourself, your emotions and your relationships in a non-judgmental and confidential environment for those struggling with debilitating anxiety and depression. My specialties include working with the LGBTQI community with issues specific to them, aiding those who victimize themselves as a result of religious scruples, helping people manage their anger before they destroy their relationships and helping with work stress and work-related injuries.
More Info About My Practice
My office is situated in the heart in Duarte in the Santa Teresita medical building with a beautiful view of the San Gabriel Mountains from the third floor.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Anger management, LGBTQ issues, trauma as a result of dysfunctional religion, relationship issues and couples therapy, depression and anxiety.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
There are times in our lives when our old ways of doing things no longer serve us well. At such times our relationships can be affected, our emotions become unbearable and our lives feel as if they are spiraling downward. At such times we need more than the advice of friends and family; we need professional help. There is no shame in such an admission and psychotherapy is not a sign of weakness. On the contrary it speaks to our strength of character.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Rapport with the therapist is essential to the therapeutic process. I offer a free consultation at the outset to see if you can work with me, trust me and feel that I can help you. It is equally important that I feel that my education and experience are are suited to your needs. the relationship you develop with the therapist is like no other relationship in your life. It is not a a relationship such as one might have with a friend, the purpose of this relationship is only to concentrate upon you and your needs. Therefore, to some extent, the therapist remains an blank canvas in terms of personal issues.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
The normal standard of care in psychotherapy is for a weekly meeting of 45 min. to an hour. Part of the commitment made by the therapist and the client is to be faithful to this regular commitment. The length of the therapy depends upon the presenting problems; for some it can be a matter of weeks or months and for others it can be years.