I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #137561). I completed my post-grad degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University of Northridge.
My clinical experience includes working in various treatment settings, both inpatient and outpatient, with individuals who suffer from co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. I understand the importance of cultural sensitivity and its impact on our day-to-day lives, and the barriers it may present. I have worked with the LGBT+ community and consider myself and ally in the fight. My specialty is focusing on addiction, addressing trauma, sexual orientation and gender identity, managing and regulating emotions, building life skills, creating meaningful interpersonal relationships, family conflict, career building, and finding meaning and purpose in one’s life. I believe substance use and addiction to be a symptom or solution to one’s underlying issues, which in the long run becomes a problem in and of itself.
I believe the bond we build in the room to be the most important part of our journey together. I like to take a holistic approach to recovery and find a well-balanced life to be the building blocks of long-term satisfaction with both ourselves, and our lives. I see myself as a companion on your journey and view us as two equals working on a problem together. I use person/client centered techniques, drawing from CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, and Attachment theories. Perhaps most importantly, I have faith in you and your ability to create the life you envision, and I look forward to taking this journey together.
Insurances accepted: Cigna, Aetna, MHN, HealthNet, Anthem
Private rates: $110 per session.