SANTA MONICA – MAR VISTA
Helping others create change in their lives is something I am deeply passionate about. For the past decade, I have been invested in helping others to heal, grow and live in their full potential, and have worked with a variety of populations in an array of settings. I recognize that asking for help is often no simple task. I believe therapy is an invitation to delve deeper into your truth so that you can live an authentic, full life. It’s a vulnerable process and a unique experience for every being, though can be transformational.
I see counseling as a collaborative relationship that moves individuals along the path to empowerment and self-awareness. I am deeply committed to helping clients focus on their goals and build on existing strengths to cope with life’s challenges in a safe, open, and non-judgmental environment. I consider myself to be an eclectic and integrative therapist and tailor my style to the needs of each client, focusing on meeting each individual on where they are in their journey.
I believe that we all benefit from having someone in our corner, to listen, motivate, challenge without judgment and support through life’s unpredictable changes and challenges. Whether you’re feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or simply not yourself, know that whatever you’re going through, change is possible, and you don’t have to figure it all out on your own.
My personal and career focus is to help others by providing tools to create the life they desire, empowering and inspiring people to reach their dreams and to develop the confidence to achieve their goals. I have done this in the role of therapist, special needs teacher and international humanitarian. I see the strengths in everyone I encounter, and will help you develop your own inner strength to cope more effectively with your challenges, whether they are due to mental health or substance abuse, relationship and career choices, or finding meaning and purpose in life.
I am a licensed psychoanalytic psychotherapist, mental health therapist and drug and alcohol counselor. Through over a decade of working with people who are suffering from various issues, anxiety, depression, addiction, personality disorders and psychosis, I have developed an approach to the work that attempts to enable my patients to recognize, understand and, through the act of speech, bring to light the ways that self-limiting beliefs have shaped the way they interact in and with the world around them. This work goes on outside of the therapy session and will inform how you feel and see the changes occurring in their everyday life.