My Approach to Helping
I am a clinical psychologist located in Manhattan Beach, where I have practiced for several years. My work with people is based on a core belief that new relationships have the ability to profoundly change and improve peoples? lives. I view my role as an active participant and strive to create a safe and supportive place in which together we can explore and try to understand whatever is making life difficult. This insight and clarity often leads people to experience an expansion of choices and more satisfying ways of being and relating. Please feel free to explore my Web site and don?t hesitate to call with any questions.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
How do I know if I need therapy?
All kinds of concerns and issues can be good reasons to go to therapy. You might feel sad, or too often lonely, or have frequent attacks of low self-esteem, or not be in good enough control of yourself, or be helplessly at the mercy of your feelings about a relationship, etc. Whatever your situation is you have probably tried to correct it many times, and not been able to, adding to your sense of futility or self-blame. When feelings or thoughts cannot be understood and used productively as signals, but instead lead you into destructive action, even inaction or inept action, then seeking therapy makes sense.