Who I Am
I have a longstanding passion for working with others, guiding them through different stages of life. Whether you are dealing with an acute issue that is causing distress or simply looking to bring more peace and understanding to your life, I am here to help.
I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Having received my practicum training at various organizations, I have gained a broad range of experience providing me the opportunity to connect and help people struggling with a multitude of issues.
Some of which include:
● Stress and Anxiety
● Depression and Sadness
● Low Self-Esteem and Poor Self-Confidence
● Inability to Deal with Life due to Fear
● Decreased Motivation and Initiative
● Impulse Control
● Drug Abuse and Addiction
● Guidance in Addiction Recovery
● Family Members Impacted by Addiction
● Behavioral and Emotional Disturbances
● Marital Discord and Relationship Issues
● Parent-Child Distress
“I can promise you a welcoming, caring, safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where we will work together to help you heal, and inspire you to achieve harmony in your life.”
In addition to seeing clients in private practice, upon completing my Masters in Clinical Psychology, I was involved in opening up an Intensive Outpatient Program in Redondo Beach, CA where I am currently employed as a Program Director. I not only look for systematic issues on various different levels of the program: from overseeing group processes, one-on-one drug and alcohol counseling, therapy with clients and their families, I also facilitate several groups throughout the week with individuals struggling with a variety of issues, varying from process groups, psycho-education groups to multi-family groups with adolescent and their parents. While working with clients overcoming active addiction, I get to help families understand and process the multi-generational effects of alcoholism, drugs, and dysfunction in the family system, allowing me the opportunity to witness families heal, transform, and repair broken bonds, ensuring each client has a chance to achieve successful recovery.
Whether obtaining trainings on diverse therapeutic approaches or receiving supervision from clinicians working from variety of therapeutic modalities I am able to utilize different therapeutic techniques tailoring my approach to meet each clients individual needs.
While I bring a set of skills, knowledge and expertise to my work with clients; my philosophy is that any work done with clients should be a collaborative process, emphasizing their self-determination and strengths! My goal is to help my clients identify their resourcefulness and resilience – achieving their goals by identifying and building upon their strengths and skills. I believe a positive therapist-client relationship is one of the keys to a successful therapeutic experience.
I believe therapy can provide a powerful, supportive environment, in which people can learn how to enhance communication skills, explore their relationships, and become aware of who they are and how they interact with the world around them. Whether working with couples, families or individuals, this therapeutic experience will be your own individual process where you will work on achieving your ultimate happiness.
My goal is to work with couples and individuals in helping them achieve their highest potential. I am passionate about helping people journey through difficult times, providing educated encouragement and needed wisdom at the most appropriate times. I am skilled at identifying barriers that may be in the way of a fulfilled life, while instilling hope by providing strategies to overcome those barriers.
We all know how difficult navigating relationships can be, especially as we grow and change as individuals. When working with couples, I focus on their unique experience, which has shaped that relationship, in turn building a stronger foundation.
When working with adolescents, my focus is on improving parent-child relationship, which I believe is fundamental for a wholesome familial dynamic. Because of this, I work with both parents and children to identify issues causing distress while strengthening family bonds.
If you’re looking for help, and support through a challenging time in your life or you’re just ready for a change, I am here to help you achieve your needs.
My hope is to provide you with a place where you can be seen and heard; uncovering what is unique in you. Being that we are all unique, when we allow that uniqueness shine, we become happy, successful, fulfilled people. I believe there is a well of untapped depth and potential residing within each of us – I’d like to help you tap into your full potential as I am eager to help you understand effects, causes, and treatment for distresses, which are preventing you from reaching your ultimate happiness!
Please contact me for more information.