Each person experiences depression, guilt, fear, grief
and confusion. You do not have to experience
these feelings alone. Asking for help
can get you the support you may need. It
is often more helpful to discuss and work through these issues with someone who
is not a family member or friend.
Talking with someone who can speak to you honestly and openly can help
you see the issue more clearly without personal or emotional biases, which is something friends and family can’t always provide.
I work to assist you in prioritizing your goals by learning
and developing your strengths. Together we will explore coping patterns that
have worked for you and learn to recognize triggers to those coping and
behavior patterns that have kept you from reaching your goals.
I incorporate a holistic, strengths-based, reality centered approach focusing
on your unique lifestyle and support system so that we can work toward
strengthening what works well for you.
This focus allows us to explore and build on the positive aspects of
your situation and not just look at the negative issues. I utilize a variety of techniques depending
on your situation drawing from reality therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral
treatment, solution focused and existential therapy.
I received my MSW from UCLA in 1996 and became an LCSW in
2003. My areas of specialization are
grief and loss, managing health and lifestyle changes, relationship counseling,
LGBT issues, and balancing demanding careers with personal lives.