Services

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I offer a free 15-minute video or telephone consultation. The purpose of consultation is to see if we are a good fit for each other.  During the consultations, I assess if I am skilled to address your problem.  It is important to assess if you feel we are compatible to work together.  

If during the consultation you determine that we are not a good fit, I will gladly assist you in matching up with a therapist from my Trusted Partners network of mental health care providers in California, Utah, and New York. You must inform me during the consultation if you would like a referral.  

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In-Office services are available to patients that are completely vaccinated from the COVID-19 virus - they must be vaccinated for at least two weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks after their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  Proof of vaccination is required.

At-Home services are available on select weekend days or special appointments.  I will travel to your home in the Los Angeles and Orange County metropolitan areas for in-your-home therapy sessions.  Proof of COVID vaccination is required and a premium fee will be applied.

Telehealth services are available to all patients residing in the State of California. Telehealth services allow for flexibility in how and where you hold your sessions.  

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​I have been trained in multiple modalities of treatment and utilize a hybrid method of delivering therapy. 

Primarily, I endorse a psychodynamic approach to treatment.  This means, I welcome you to talk in depth ("processing") while I listen and ask inquisitive questions or pose Socratic scenarios to ponder.

Secondly, I can utilize structured treatment plans to assertively tackle goals that you set.  We may work on worksheets together, formulate plans to help achieve your goals, and have homework assignments or logs to complete between sessions.

Thirdly, I welcome and invite feedback from my patients.  I am working for you and I need to know how to best serve you and your goals.

We will not be a good fit if you expect me to "give you advice" or "tell you what to do."  You are the expert of you and I am here to fit your needs.  I am not here to tell you what the right path is, but to show you the multitude of paths available and explore the many possible outcomes.

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy

  • Breath work, deep breathing, relaxation

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Compassion Focused

  • Eclectic

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Existential

  • Interpersonal

  • Mindfulness and Meditation

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Person Centered

  • Positive Psychology

  • Psychodynamic

  • Strength Based

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Specialities

  • Anxiety, Depression, & Mood Disorders

  • Ethnic Minority issues (Black Lives Matter, Stop Asian Hate, Mixed/Multiracial issues)

  • Folks on parole, or that were previously incarcerated, or with history of involvement in justice system

  • Highly Sensitive Persons (Sensory Processing Sensitivity)

  • Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual folks and their issues

  • LGBTQIA+ affirming

  • Personality Disorders (Borderline PD, Histrionic PD, Narcissistic PD, Antisocial PD, Obsessive Compulsive PD)

Topics 

  • Adoption and Foster Care issues

  • Assertiveness Training

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Coping Skills

  • Effective Communication Skills

  • Family/Relationship issues

  • Grief/Bereavement (Death of loved ones, including family, friends, and pets)

  • Life Review 

  • Life Transitions (Life changes, new school/new job, new living situation, partnership/separation, etc.)

  • Mindfulness and Meditation

  • People with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families

  • Self Actualization ("Who am I?  What do I stand for?  How do I want to be remembered?")

  • Self Esteem

  • Strengthening Interpersonal Relationships