I think of the therapeutic relationship like that of a lighthouse and a ship at sea.   Your therapist helps you traverse the ups and downs of life while shining light on hidden troubles and dark spots so that you can better navigate your way forward.

My approach is psychodynamic, which focuses on shedding light on your unprocessed, unconscious thoughts and emotions in order to provide you insight, self-knowledge and symptom relief.   I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and my style is interactive and integrative.

 

Specializations

  • Depression and sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Entertainment Industry Professionals
  • Peer Relationships
  • Career Counseling
  • Marital and Premarital Counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
  • Women's Issues
  • Infertility
  • Adoption
  • Coping Skills
  • Parenting

Education

  • The New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, CA
    Advanced Training:  Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Columbia University, School of Social Work; New York, N.Y.
    Masters of Science; Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice
  • Scripps College, Claremont, CA
    Bachelor of Arts:  English Literature

MY STORY

I have over sixteen years of experience as a psychotherapist and counselor. I have worked with children, seniors, adolescents, adults and couples with varying conditions and diagnoses.  I also provided crisis counseling and administered emergency aid to the survivors of both 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

I specialize in working with Entertainment Industry Professionals and other career-driven individuals in a variety of industries including consumer products, legal and media.  In my private practice, I see both adult individuals and couples.

During the course of my career, I have worked in a multitude of settings, including the prestigious Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, California, Jewish Family Service, The Actors Fund of America, Society of Singers and Ocean Park Community Center.  While providing counseling at The Actors Fund of America and Society of Singers, I discovered my love for helping Entertainment Industry Professionals. The extensive experience I gained from working with entertainment industry professionals continues to inform my interest in the unique issues presented to individuals in the creative fields.

With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues.