I started my practice in 2016 with the goal of emphasizing our shared human experiences as a part of mental health.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Sherman Oaks, CA
Families are complicated! Each person brings their own personality and perspective, and things can get off-balance and tense pretty fast. My role with each family changes depending on what brings them to seek support. However, what guides each session is a an emphasis on connection, individual respect, and shared family experiences. I also work with parents to support and empower them, as well as equip them with the tools they need to feel confident doing the world's hardest job.
I have specialized training and supervision supporting children and teens who are exploring their gender, as well as helping their families celebrate and embrace authentic gender identities and expressions. I can also offer assistance in transition support in various contexts, and have experience with letter-writing for medical transition. I endorse an informed consent model, and believe each person is the authority on their own gender. I strive to open doors to gender galaxies, not gatekeep.
As an elder millennial myself, I truly love working with this often misunderstood age group. I connect with the struggles and values that have emerged from this generation as they have reached adulthood and started working to define their values and choices. I find millennials tend to embrace mental health as a regular part of self-care, and therefore embrace challenging exploration and deeper self-understanding.