About

Are you struggling with issues around anxiety, deep emotional pain, or trauma? Are you coping with relationship issues? Are you questioning what is the purpose of your life, your mission, and how to make choices in alignment with that daily? These areas and more can be explored in psychotherapy. I practice from a place of... Read more

Are you struggling with issues around anxiety, deep emotional pain, or trauma? Are you coping with relationship issues? Are you questioning what is the purpose of your life, your mission, and how to make choices in alignment with that daily? These areas and more can be explored in psychotherapy. I practice from a place of core solutions that are inherent within your situation already. Hope and possibilities are for you. I believe in every individual’s innate ability to recover and heal, and my role is to offer guidance along the way!

My style is both relational and holistic, resulting in immediate relief and positive changes. I am experienced with the intersection of addiction, trauma, and mental health challenges. I also work effectively with children of all ages, families, and couples. I also believe in natural healing by being in nature, through spiritual growth and meditation.

I have over 25 years of clinical experience, as well as coaching and skill development to clinical therapists and other professionals. I was also a professor at the USC School of Social Work for eleven years.

 

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Qualifications

Years in Practice: 28
School: USC School of Social Work
Year Graduated: 1993
License No. and State: CA LCS 19888

Issue

• Stress
• Family Conflicts/Relationship issues
• LGBT
• Substance Abuse/ Alcohol Abuse
• Military Counseling
• Separation/Divorce Counseling
• Victims of Crimes/Domestic Violence
• Career Counseling
• Minority and Cultural Issues
• HIV/AIDS
• Personality Disorders
• Anxiety/Depression
• Pain Management
• Bipolar Disorder
• Cancer Survivors and Families
• Borderline Personality
• Sexual Abuse
• Dual Diagnosis
• Sex Addiction
• Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
• ADD/ADHD
• Trauma and PTSD
• Gifted & Talented children
• Grief Counseling
• Psychotic Disorders
• Parenting/Co-Parenting
• Undue Influence, Cults, and Exploitative Groups
• Emotional Eating/Binge Eating/Body Image

Client Focus

Religious Orientation

• Other Spiritual Religious

Age

• Adults
• Children (6-10)
• Young Adults
• Preteens/Teens (11-19)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Play Art Therapy for Children
• Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
• Couple Therapy
• Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
• Individual Psychotherapy
• Mindfulness-Based Therapy
• Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
• Attachment-based
• Clinical Supervision
• Telehealth (HIPPA secure phone or video sessions)
• Emotionally Focused

Accepted Insurance Plans

• ILWU Coverage
• Out of Network - PPO
• Victims of crime

Appointment Type Accepted

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