My Approach to Helping
Seeking help can be scary and exciting, and it takes a lot of bravery and courage to take that initial step. You may be grieving, feeling tired, overwhelmed, sad, depressed and anxious right now and I commend you for seeking help.
I aim to meet you where you are at mentally and emotionally and help you grow, learn skills and adapt to new changes. We may
* identify the why, how and what for the emotional and behavioral challenges you experience, and
* address them according to your goals, needs and wants.
Our time together will look at the whole you. Finding the right therapist can be exhausting but there are so many possibilities for positive change that can happen when you do.
My specialty is working with those who are experiencing transitions, loss and grief. I appreciate working with a wide and diverse range of individuals that include
* Children and adults with chronic illnesses, pain and other disabilities
* Family members in caregiver positions
* LGBTQ+ and those with alternative lifestyles and relationships
* Pregnant and postpartum woman
I received my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California and have a Master’s in Education: Equity and Social Justice from San Francisco State University. I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW#83281) supervised by Maureen Leigh-Magee, LMFT (#38671).
More Info About My Practice
As of right now, I provide telehealth therapy only.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Specialization: Life Transition
Life transitions take shape in many ways, from losing jobs to preparing for the eventual passing away
of a loved one. I specialize in working with family members that are in the middle of a life transition, often in the form of a caregiving positions (ie: a pregnant or parenting woman, parent of a child with special needs, adult child of a parent with Dementia, a partner of someone who had a stroke) and are experiencing anxiety, depression and burnout. I help you explore your expectations of yourself, your family members and other stressers while developing new expectations and practicing coping and communication skills.
Judaism is an amazing religion and culture but it can cause turmoil within a person. It can deeply influence our family, upbringing and daily lives, which can cause spoken and unspoken expectations and conflicts. Our work together can define those expectations and conflicts you are experiencing and help alleviate your anxiety and depression. Our work may involve creating boundaries and practicing communication skills.
My Role as a Therapist
I provide you with a safe, nonjudgemental, conversational atmosphere for you to work through your
frustrations and sadness.We will use your strengths to regain a new sense of self while growing skills like defining and upholding personal boundaries, communication skills and time management. I appreciate your feedback on sessions and will attempt to utilize it to make future ones better.