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How I Practice Therapy

In order for us to do meaningful work, I have to earn your trust. I create a warm, non-judgmental environment for clients of all backgrounds to explore their emotional and mental health. I am inclusive, affirming, and committed to cultural humility.

Beyond listening, I have questions, comments, and observations that may help us dig deeper to understand the problem more fully. My desire is to understand who you are and what is going on under the surface so we can deal with the root of your challenges.

I am considered a trauma-focused therapist, which means I believe the symptoms you're experiencing are a result of painful experiences you've endured. Our minds are powerfully adaptive and go to great lengths to protect us from the pain and keep us as functional as possible, but these coping strategies can become problematic. These painful emotions lurk outside of your awareness, but show up in your life through any number of dysfunctional behaviors or mental health conditions. Additionally, early childhood experiences create foundational patterns of interacting with the world and others, and I seek to explore how these patterns might contribute to your current problems and life dissatisfaction. This process increases insight about how you might be trying to satisfy unmet needs and protect your vulnerable parts through your current behavior. 

Creating awareness around these patterns will allow you to do the necessary emotional healing and enable you to disentangle from unhelpful behaviors and make more intentional choices. This isn't easy and it isn't a quick fix, but in the end you will experience freedom and will have a greater sense of integrity and authenticity. Sometimes clients may benefit from more intensive help to overcome difficult or traumatic experiences. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a powerful tool I incorporate to bring healing and closure to those wounds. 

All therapy services are available in person or by telehealth. I meet with client in my office on Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles or can meet via telehealth for anyone that resides in California. Limited sliding scale spots are available for those who have demonstrated financial need. Please take a moment to read through my areas of focus that might apply to your needs.

Individual Therapy

Nurturing growth through deep exploration.

Postpartum Counseling

Therapy for individuals and couples needing support during the adjustment to parenthood.

Young Adults

Therapeutic support to help you become who you were meant to be.

Therapy in Times
of Transition

Therapeutic support to increase self-understanding during times of transition

EMDR Therapy

Heal painful and traumatic events that are keeping you stuck.

Traveling Therapy Servives

In-home/office services for those who have difficulty getting away.

ADHD Counseling

A holistic approach to Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

Birth Trauma

For individuals and couples to move past a difficult birth experience.


My rate is $200 for 50-minute sessions. I believe that therapy should be accessible and have sliding scale spots reserved for those with demonstrated needs.


Payment is accepted in the form of Zelle, Venmo, and all major credit cards. Payment is due in full at the time of service.


I am considered an out-of-network provider by insurance companies. Some insurance companies will issue the client a reimbursement to cover a portion of the cost of sessions. If you would like to use your insurance, please contact your insurance or employee benefits provider and check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?

  • What is my deductible and has it been met?

  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?

  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?

  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

  • Will my health insurance cover treatment with an associate marriage and family therapist?

Let’s Work Together

Get in touch so we can start working together.

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