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

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

Client Focus

Religious Orientation

• Other Spiritual Religious

Age

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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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

Accepted Insurance Plans

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

Appointment Type Accepted

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