WEST LA – BRENTWOOD
I believe that one of the most important parts of therapy lies within the client and therapist’s unique and special connection. I will use our relationship to help guide you to go to the deep and uncomfortable places that you may not feel safe to go to alone. I use empathy and compassion to help you navigate through life’s challenges. I will join you on your journey towards healing so that together, we can work to overcome your struggles and achieve your goals. While we might not fully be able to eliminate problems, we can learn ways to make difficult times and experiences more manageable. My hope is to help guide you to a place of inner peace. When you become aware of a negative pattern you are repeating, you now hold the power to change it, helping you to regain control over yourself and feel empowered from within. Awareness: this is where the change begins.
Our unique human existence poses many challenges that invite opportunities for deep learning, healing, and transformation. When we open ourselves up to the lessons of our adversity rather than avoiding them, we unlock a landscape of new possibilities and new ways of being in relationships, in the world, and in our relationship with ourselves. While painful in the short-term, engaging with life’s challenges in this way can ultimately develop in us greater resiliency, deeper authenticity, and renewed vitality. My commitment is to empower and heal you by creating a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment to help you uncover your deepest truths and overcome your deepest fears. I will invite you into a more mindful and peaceful way of being as we help you heal using research proven therapeutic modalities such as CBT, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness practices. My goal is to offer acceptance and compassion even for the darkest parts of you so that you may learn to bring love and acceptance to all of you, thereby integrating yourself and alleviating the anxiety, depression, and misattunement that results from splitting off parts of yourself. Guiding you to discover all of the authentic parts of you that got lost along the way as a result of painful experiences, I will help you cultivate greater alignment between your values and true desires, and how you can embody them in your life.
My personal journey with invisible illness and chronic pain has taught me how to “move with” circumstances rather than fight against them. Movement and somatic work have become a fundamental part of my life and I am passionate about bringing the lessons I have learned about self-healing, intuition, and mindfulness to others. Learning how to move with grace through challenges is not only possible, but an essential part of experiencing empowerment, vitality, and peace in life. In my work, I look at the whole person – your beliefs, routines, health, relationships, sexuality, privilege, work and passions – in order to understand what is truly needed to lead a more fulfilling and connected life.
Throughout life, we experience a number of hurdles and challenges that are sometimes difficult to tackle alone. This can leave us feeling stuck and unsure of how to get around them. As your therapist and co-traveler, I will strive to meet you where you’re at and provide guidance to discover the hidden possibilities for growth and transformation within the problems you encounter. I work with individuals to help provide objective insight, improve confidence and self-worth, and to empower you to feel a greater sense of peace, self-acceptance, and improved relational connections. I specialize in depression, anxiety, and trauma, and I provide support for people going through significant life changes. I believe that offering a combination of compassion and truth are the keys to healing. Considering each of your uniqueness, I make an effort to respect and learn about your individual needs and tailor my treatment modalities to you: your values, your concerns, and what is most effective for your healing and growth.