My Approach to Helping
Many of the feelings, wishes, and concerns that motivate our thinking and behavior are housed in the furthest corners of the psyche, away from awareness. It is no wonder that changing long-standing patterns, even if we know how beneficial the change may be, presents a real challenge. As a therapist, I can help you explore the origin and function of the rigid internal mechanisms that inhibit personal growth. Together, we will become "psychic anthropologists" who uncover past experiences and hidden motivations, trace their impact on the present, and explore ways to move beyond the symptoms, limitations, and obstructions towards personal integration and fulfillment.
My mission is to provide an empathic, supportive space in which you can speak freely about your experiences, examine issues of identity, and explore relational possibilities. I utilize a psychodynamic approach to talk therapy which allows in-depth discussion of thoughts, memories, feelings, dreams, and associations. My own professional background in the field of visual arts and entertainment contributes to a greater appreciation of the unique challenges characteristic of creative work and self-expression.
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working under the supervision of Dr. Ann Wexler. I work with individuals and couples of diverse age groups, cultural background, and sexual orientation. I am bilingual, which allows me to conduct therapy in English and in Russian. Currently, my schedule includes evening and weekend availability. Please contact me if you would like to set up a phone consultation, and/or schedule an appointment at our office in Beverly Hills.