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Empathic.  Supportive.  Restorative.  Beneficial.

Online Therapy for Adults and Teens in California & Florida.

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A Bit About Therapy

Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing

Welcome!  I am glad you are here!  Whether you are new to therapy or returning, my goal is to support you in your growth.  Through the use of various psychotherapy methods and collaborative treatment measures, I will help you develop transformative habits that empower you to manage life's challenges.  I take an integrated approach to treatment and am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and infuse Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), existential, mindfulness and positive psychology principles into our work.  My therapy sessions are designed to provide you with tools to increase your flexibility, foster a sense of balance, enrich your relationships and help you attain what matters to you most.

Psychological Services

"I believe that a different therapy must be constructed for each patient because each has a unique story." - Irvin D. Yalom

Your well-being is my ultimate concern.  I offer confidential online therapy sessions for adults and teens throughout the states of California and Florida. Our goal is to help guide you through the healing process to feel more confident, happy and secure. Take a look at my services below, and get in touch with me today.

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Individual Therapy

One-to-one therapy sessions give individuals the opportunity to explore and talk through problems or situations they are experiencing.   Individual therapy is useful for a wide range of circumstances that cause you stress, conflict, grief, sadness, worry or other emotions.  Our work together will help you better express your thoughts and emotions and explore the impact of behavior and communication patterns to help you problem solve, resolve conflict and better understand your unique strengths. Individual Therapy is offered for those ages 12+.

Family Therapy

If your family is going through a hard time and it feels like the issues are too big for you to handle or things aren't getting better despite your efforts, then family therapy may help.  Whether your family is struggling with grief and loss, divorce, low moods, avoidance, anger, issues at school, or difficulties between siblings, in therapy we will help each family member understand one another better and learn coping skills that bring you closer together.

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Trauma & PTSD

Trauma has no boundaries regarding age, gender, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.  It is a response to an adverse event or a series of events that can have a lasting impact your mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being.  How you respond to a traumatic event is personal - our work together will help you better understand yourself by learning valuable skills to feel grounded, regulated and connected.

Burnout & Overwork

Burnout occurs for people who experience high levels of intense job-related stress and feel emotionally, physically and spiritually exhausted.  A pattern of emotional overload, exhaustion, cynicism and feelings of ineffectiveness are at the heart of burnout syndrome.  Our work together will tackle the sources of burnout to help you feel more enjoyment, satisfaction and pride with your work.

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Highly Sensitive Teens & Adults

Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) are born with a trait that makes them keenly aware of all kinds of subtleties occurring within themselves and their environment.  HSPs tend to process the information they receive more deeply - making them more intuitive, aware and conscientious but also more easily overwhelmed and intensely affected by the world.  Being highly sensitive can be an advantage in many situations but not always.  Together we will learn how to harness the strengths of being highly sensitive to help you live a full and gratifying life.

Grief & Loss

Losing someone you care about can often hit harder than expected.  The death of someone we love such as a family member, a pet, or close friend can result in a normal grief response, but sometimes we find ourselves struggling and suffering for prolonged periods of time. In therapy, we will work to help you understand and cope with your emotions to help you move forward.

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Anxiety & Depression

While it's normal to feel worried or sad at times - like before a major decision or a big event - constantly feeling overwhelmed by your emotions may a sign of something more serious.  Feeling sad, hopeless and lacking a sense of joy is common when experiencing depression while feeling worried, afraid and uneasy are hallmarks of anxiety.  However, it is common to experience anxiety and depression at the same time because many symptoms overlap.  In therapy, we will help you understand your moods, determine the causes of your feelings and develop ways to cope that are specific to your needs and lifestyle.

Support for Life Transitions

Life transitions, such as serious illness, moving, birth of a child, getting married, starting a new relationship, divorcing, or adjusting to a new job or college are periods that involve significant changes to your lifestyle.  Change, even if positive, can be incredibly complex and can stir up emotions like anxiety, fear, insecurity and doubt.  In therapy, we will create a space for you to explore your concerns and develop adaptability to what lies ahead.

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Contact Me

10736 Jefferson Boulevard, #1065
Culver City, CA 90230-4933

323.207.0370

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