I am a science minded therapist who combines data driven treatments with your strengths, narratives and identities.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in La Jolla, CA
Supervised by Anna Paganelli LMFT
I am a hispanic jew and I understand what its like to grapple with your sense of identity when you are frequently perceived or stereotyped as another identity. I work with people struggling with bi-racial, bicultural and mixed spiritual identities to feel confident in the way they identify and gain skills to communicate about it and embrace it fully.
I work extensively with people dealing with the aftermath of ruptured attachment. This may be adoption, time spent in the foster system, growing up in an unstable household or experiencing grief in formative years. These experiences can make it hard to feel safe and trusting of your current relationships or cause you to have doubts about yourself. I will help you process these traumas and practice new skills to allow yourself to experience healthy attachment today.
I have work extensively in substance use treatment as well as with processing disorders. While I have significant familiarity with the 12-step model, I am also verse in harm-reduction and other models of managing harmful, addictive behaviours. I do not endorse a one-size-fits-all treatment and will collaborate with you to create a method that is effective for your specific pattern, resources, and personality.