I am a licensed marriage and family therapist providing psychotherapy to adults, teens, and couples. My office is located in the 90039 zipcode.
To me, therapy is a place to understand why we are the way we are, why we do the things we do, and how we can become who we want to be. Whether your needs are coming to terms with the past, reinvigorating your present, or preparing for the future, I work to help you find your way.
A misconception about treatment is that a therapist tells you what to do. But therapy is not a lecture, it's a collaboration. My goal is not to change you but to empower you to help yourself. I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to help you manage your thoughts and feelings and enable you to act as your best self. I will provide treatment at your pace and in a way that makes you feel safe and heard. Therapy is a judgement-free zone because I'm not perfect either.
I understand that choosing a therapist is a difficult decision. Being a good match to your specific needs is as important to me as it is to you. My goal is to make the process as comfortable, safe, and simple as possible. I provide a free telephone consultation to determine if your goals and my expertise are a good fit.