Specializing in Anxiety and Relationships
When we suffer trauma, experience loss, find ourselves in the middle of a major life transition or fall out of balance, we are often left feeling anxious, depressed, or lost and needing support. Therapy can be an invaluable tool to finding our way back to our vitality and connectedness to ourselves and the world. Therapy helps to balance reflection, action, and acceptance.
So tell me, what’s going on in your life? How do you cope? What’s working and what’s not? Let’s start with right now. Let’s pause long enough to invite awareness. Let’s get curious about what matters to you and expand what is possible.
Our work is solely focused on the
changes you want to make.
How I Work
My approach is pragmatic, strength-based, and non-pathologizing. My style is warm, conversational, and direct. I collaborate with my clients to adopt healthier coping skills and more flexible ways of thinking about themselves and their situations so they feel less stuck and more empowered.
I have specialized training in EMDR, which was designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories; Talk therapy, which helps identify thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions that make life harder; Body-centered psychotherapy and somatic work which can help relieve the negative effects of trauma and emotional pain.
I support clients in exploring their spirituality, sexual and gender identity, racial/ethnic identity, intergenerational conflict, and look at what holds meaning and gives purpose to their lives.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
I am a licensed MFT and received my Master's degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in Film/TV from the Tisch School at NYU.
I completed a three-year training at the Southern California Counseling Center. While there, I worked in the school counseling program at The Larchmont Charter School and provided clinical services at The Karsh Family Center at the Beverly Wilshire Temple.
EMDR Attachment-Focused Training
TRM Trauma Resource Institute
CRM Community Resiliency Model
Ecotherapy Training at Earthbody Institute
Sex Training 1 2 & 3 at Center for Healthy Sex
Please call me or email me to schedule a 15-minute complimentary phone consultation to connect personally and help you decide if you’d like to make an appointment. We can talk about your needs, and you can ask any questions you have about therapy. This first conversation is a good opportunity for us both to discover whether we are a good fit to work together.
The fee for a 50-minute session is $190-230. I offer a limited amount of sliding scale slots based on financial need. If this is a concern for you, please contact me to discuss this option further. If I'm not able to accommodate you, I can provide you with referrals.
Cash, check and credit cards are accepted for payment. Payment is due at the time services are rendered.
I am an out-of-network provider. Contact your insurance provider in order to determine whether or not your policy covers out-of-network mental health providers. Upon request, I can provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company for the possibility of partial or full reimbursement.
I encourage clients to contact their insurance provider directly prior to their first session by asking the following questions:
Does my policy cover out-of-network, mental health providers?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
What percentage of my bill will be covered for services obtained by an out-of-network provider?
How many sessions will be covered per calendar year?
Does my plan cover teletherapy?
*Please note that insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis in order to qualify for reimbursement.
Since the scheduling of an appointment involves the reservation of time specifically for you, you will be expected to pay for the appointment unless you provide at least 24 hours for rescheduling or cancellation. Please note that insurance plans typically do not cover missed or canceled sessions.
At this time clients are being seen via telehealth. In the future, when in-person sessions are an option, the office is located on the Eastside of Los Angeles serving Silverlake, Los Feliz, Pasadena, Highland Park, Echo Park, and Glendale as well as Midtown and Hollywood.
Make an Appointment
If you would like more information about how our work together can address your needs, feel free to schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation.
Please Note: E-mail sent over the Internet is not secure and should not be used to communicate private confidential, personal and/or health information. Once received, I will contact you directly so that we can discuss your personal needs, in privacy, over the phone or in person.
213 357 0065