I am here to help you overcome challenges and live a happier more fulfilling life by identifying your goals and helping you achieve them.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Sometimes resolution of an issue is not the end goal but better understanding of your partner is. Through understanding and greater appreciation conflicts fade. I help couples identify the patterns that are preventing happiness and what steps each partner can take to improve their relationship. I specialize in LGBTQ couples.
Strong attachment = good mental health. My goal is to model a healthy relationship that can then be applied in the outside world including exploring and discovering emotions. I want my clients to have a genuine experience of their self and believe they are unique and lovable. Being heard = feeling validated.
I am trained in several modalities and draw on many of them depending on the individual client and what they are working on. I don't believe "one size fits all" and thats why I like to pull from different orientations to best serve my clients.
If the depression you are experiencing could talk, what would it say? Depression can be the result of many things - trauma, grief, anger focused inwards and even creativity not being expressed. I help my clients process and reduce their depression through talk therapy, connecting to people, changing the way they think and exercise.
If the anxiety you are experiencing had a message, what would it be? Often it is I am not enough, I am not lovable or I am not safe. Anxiety can be an opportunity to change these limiting beliefs. I help my clients reduce their anxiety by embracing it, identifying its message through talk therapy, and changing their thoughts accordingly. I offer several coping strategies and relaxation techniques.
My specialization is LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy. I am the author of Gay Dads: A Celebration of Fatherhood. This critically acclaimed book features 24 gay-dad families throughout the United States and tells the stories of how they formed their families through adoption, foster care, surrogacy and co-parenting with women. Check out my instagram @gaytherapistLA to see the many books, movies and articles I highlight celebrating LGBT queerdom.