Our highly qualified Sliding Scale Therapy team draws from experiential, cognitive behavioral, and psychodynamic therapies, all of which are proven by research to be effective. We value authenticity, openness and warmth as a central part of who we are and how we practice. We work closely in consultation with one another so as to provide the highest quality sliding scale therapy services possible and to ensure that we are always growing, learning and challenging ourselves as therapists and as individuals.
In order to reach clients who would benefit from our services in Los Angeles, we offer sliding scale therapy, which means we can offer lower fees based on financial need. Your mental health is important and we hope that by providing affordable sliding scale therapy options we can ensure you will receive high quality therapy that will help you enjoy a happier, fuller life.
As a practicing therapist and mindfulness practitioner for 15 years, I incorporate both traditional and innovative methods to help you overcome life’s challenges and embrace your potential. Through the process of healing, we address underlying issues and discover a sense of meaning and peace far greater than before these symptoms began to rule our lives. As a result, we can experience joy and strength beyond what we ever imagined.
All of my methods are Evidence-Based Practices; in other words, they have been proven by research. In working with individuals, I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, and emotional regulation. I also have extensive experience working with chemical dependency, substance abuse/dependence, and addictions of all kinds.
Many clients also seek help for stage of life transitions, often during young adulthood when social expectations are at their highest and roles begin to change or during middle-age regarding new demands in career, child-rearing and long-term relationships. I aid in helping clients to develop an optimal life experience in whatever stage of life or circumstance in which clients find themselves. I look forward to helping you or someone you love. Please click here to learn more about my specializations and approach to therapy or you can call or email me now.
Santa Monica Location
Everyone experiences challenges from time to time, but when the difficult times are starting to outweigh the good times or you keep seeing the same patterns repeat over and over in your life, you may want to consider seeking help. Even when you have friends and family who offer support, it can sometimes be difficult to hear your own voice amidst the advice of so many others. I am here not to give you advice, but to help you learn to listen to and trust yourself deeply and fully so that you can live the kind of life you’ve always wanted.
Some of my areas of special expertise and training include: depression, anxiety, children and teens, couples and relationships, trauma, and families.
As you learn to trust yourself, you will begin to loosen the grip that anxiety, depression, and shame have over your life. Rather than reacting to things out of fear, you will start to make decisions that are in line with your true self. Together we will begin to delve into understanding the deeper, underlying causes behind the problems you are experiencing. As we bring awareness to the root causes of your issues, we will begin to change the way you see yourself, your relationships, and the world around you.
Drawing on my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and somatic work, I blend a pragmatic approach with an experiential one. I will give you practical tools to cope with and overcome the problems you are experiencing while also helping to address and heal the underlying causes of those problems. I find that attacking the problems on both fronts– the present and past– helps to create lasting changes that endure over time. To find out about my specializations and approach to therapy, click here or you can call and email me now.
My intention is to invite you to slow down, tune in, and explore your quieter and oftentimes, wiser self. It is human to struggle because, let’s face it–life is tough. We can easily feel overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, and sad as a result of living in a fast-paced, stressful environment. This reality coupled with depression, anxiety, loss, traumatic events, or addiction issues can often sap our resources. As a result we can easily loose sight of what is important to us and feel a dampening of our spirit.
Some of my areas of specialization are: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, children and teens, divorce and blended families, couples, family therapy, perinatal therapy, and addiction.
With over fifteen years of experience as a mindfulness-based practitioner, yoga teacher, and yoga therapist, I approach psychotherapy from a mind-body-spirit perspective. My work is individualized and client-centered positioning you as the “expert” in your life. With a foundation in mindfulness, DBT, and CBT, I provide a safe, nurturing environment inviting you to expand your awareness with compassion. From this awareness comes the ability to transform. To learn more about my specializations and approach to therapy, please click here or you can call and email me now.
I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist for over 30 years and, as corny as this may sound, helping people create joyful and loving lives is truly my passion. I believe in the human spirit and in everyone’s natural ability to heal themselves.
Much like the process of Tai Chi or Acupuncture, which are brilliantly created to open up the life force within, I will guide and help you unblock those patterns of behaviors and thoughts that hold you back from living the life you were truly meant to live. I fuse eastern practices with western healing modalities designed to balance energy, enhance expression, creativity, and deepen our relationships – not just to ourselves, but also to all of life.
While I do not like to focus on labels and achievements, I realize it may be helpful to know my background. I lovingly created the eating disorder outpatients program at the Radar Institute as well as alternative programs for the healing of addictions. I’ve provided continuing educations throughout the United States to doctors, mental health professionals, clergy, emergency and disaster relief workers on mindfulness, compassion fatigue, and the prevention of burnout. Most importantly, I’ve been blessed by having studied with world renowned teachers of Tai Chi and Qi Gong as well as many years with a Sufi master, studying Yoga, meditative dance and nutrition. I am also passionate about working with couples, anxiety, life transitions, and the elderly with concerns related to caregiving and aging. Click here to learn more about my specializations and approach to therapy or you can call or email me now.
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My LA Therapy
Clinical Director and Founder
Santa Monica Location
401 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
West LA/Brentwood Location
12100 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Carbon Canyon and PCH
5535 Balboa Blvd Suite #221