About My Clients
I can help you with phase of life transitions, challenging relational, and parenting issues including high-conflict divorce, parental alienation, and estrangement. Let me help you unlock trauma and address the debilitating effects of grief & loss. I'm fluent in the plight of the pre-teen as well as teens and young adults struggling to launch. On the lighter side, I enjoy helping clients uncover, and unleash their creative spirit. I value and support the importance of living life "on purpose."
My Background and Approach
I hold a BA in Theatre and a MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and was in the entertainment industry for 12 years. With my second career in a healing profession, the overarching philosophy of my approach is grounded in Attachment Theory and the idea that much of our conflict and distress stems from unmet needs from childhood. De-coding this blueprint can unlock the source of old wounds, and provide a more reliable map towards reconstructing a healthier more fulfilling life. I incorporate conventional therapeutic modalities, the wisdom of modern-day secular experts (authors, etc.) as well as a Buddhist Psychology perspective and I embrace all forms of spirituality as a source of healing.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe mental health care should be easily accessible for anyone who needs it. I empathize with the difficulties and often compromised capacity to acquire, let alone afford this help, particularly when debilitated by one’s own struggles, and commend those who embark on this brave journey. I believe human connection is the primary source of true healing as well as true thriving. I believe for every individual struggling with their own personal challenges there are others who are struggling in exactly the same way. For that reason, I offer and encourage healing communities and the group experience. I place an exceptionally high value on the delicacy of the therapeutic process and the importance of the client/therapist relationship, particularly among culturally diverse clients. I strongly believe we are not meant to walk this earth alone and consider it an honor to be entrusted with the privilege of accompanying you on this experience of being human.