WHY YOU ARE HERE
Maybe you're feeling a little lost, or a lot lost.Maybe you're struggling with certain thoughts or behaviors that feel out of your control.Maybe you don’t even have words for what brought you here, but you just know you want to feel better.
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU
Seeking psychotherapy is a sign of resourcefulness. When we are overwhelmed by painful feelings, we scramble to find ways to avoid and deny them. We cling to stories about ourselves that leave us feeling anxious and exhausted. Healing takes place when we can identify what is underneath these stories, and explore what’s there with compassion and curiosity.
Many of us grew up in an environment that neither taught nor allowed us to be accepting or gentle with ourselves. We weren’t shown how to be friendly and welcoming to ALL of our experience. Feelings like anger, sadness, fear, or confusion often lead us to believe there must be something wrong with us. I believe that providing unconditional warmth and friendliness is the jumping off point to helping you discover your capacity for self-compassion.
I help people who long to feel a sense of inner safety and connectedness, but who are buried under the muck of self-doubt and criticism. I support them in uncovering the truth of their basic goodness so they can feel authentically connected to what is most important.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 87578) with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. I have office locations in Santa Monica and Hancock Park, CA.
Contact me today to set up a free phone consultation.