Change can feel scary. I know. We all have a tendency to stick with the familiar because it is what we know, in spite of the pain it may cause. It is my genuine belief that the context created by a safe and valued therapeutic relationship can offer an extraordinary opportunity to explore behavior and thought patterns in order to maximize potentialities and minimize stress and suffering.
My therapeutic style is derived from the psychodynamic, object relations, narrative, family systems, and gestalt theories. I earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles. My scholarly research also focused on creative blocks.
For three years I interned at The Southern California Counseling Center, where I was trained in postmodern and family systems theories. I also received basic training in EMDRIA-certified EMDR, and TRM and CRM models of trauma resiliency
As a primary therapist at a local Intensive Outpatient Center, I have also had extensive experience working in individual therapy with clients who contend with drug and alcohol abuse, and the profound lack of confidence and self-esteem that underlies dependency.
My years of involvement in the entertainment industry and the arts led me to specialize in creative psychotherapy for creative people. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in collaboration with The Circle In The Square Theater School.
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