Psychedelic Health • Relationship Recovery • LGBTQ • Adult ADHD • Academic/Career Burnout • Social & Dating Anxiety || Online CA
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Valley Village, CA
Supervised by Erica Siegal LCSW & Gary Pearle LMFT
ADHD often brings with it harsh self-criticism and doubt, social withdrawal, and a sense of alienation. I understand this at a personal and professional level. I help people disentangle their negative self-talk, redefine themselves, and re-center themselves in their own authentic experience, and learn to leverage their skills and cope with the challenges of living with an ADHD-type mind.
As a HSP myself, I am acutely attuned and responsive to people who also seem to have a heightened sense of their internal and external environments. I also know full well the difficulties we face when we are met head-on with traumas resulting from the lifelong challenge of conforming to a desensitized world.
I'm a gay-identified male, with boots-on-ground experience working within LGBT social justice non-profits both clinically and personally. These are issues that I am personally, professionally, and politically steeped in, and I've worked with people of all ages and all across the spectra of sexual and gender identities.
I'm an integral therapist, and I believe because we are a whole organism with many data points and infinite relationship to the world around us, that our healing, improvements, and growth also come from the many strands of life around us. To that end, I bring together psychological approaches, sociological data, and human-centered care to provide a holistic, unique form of service.
I work and train with clinicians specializing in issues related to self-care, balance, boundaries, and personal fulfillment -- needs that often are the first to go once we stat over-spending our energy and resources to support others.
Deep study, transpersonal experiences, and my personal practices 10+ years in the making have opened a door in me that has never closed -- a synthesis of Western with Eastern philosophy -- that shapes who I am today. This backbone of mindfulness, Being-ness, and acceptance are aspects that move me and are cornerstones to my method of support.
I'm in the LGBT community, worked with gay rights advocacy groups in Los Angeles, and specialized my clinical education in LGBT studies.