Adults & Teens
Adults & Teens
I believe learning from clients is essential to meet them where they are. And I strive to develop a bedrock of trust and rapport with each client, which is crucial to a strong therapeutic relationship.
Areas of focus: I work with adults and teens tackling issues that include depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, grief, identity issues, boundaries, communication, and work issues
Associate clinical social worker
My treatment modality is primarily based on three schools:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: which helps address unhealthy automatic thoughts.
Depth psychology: which explores how our unconscious has shaped our worldview and behavior
Somatic therapy: which works from a belief that trauma doesn’t just exist in our minds but in our bodies, as well
I enjoy working with ADULTS interested in using self-exploration to facilitate positive change; these clients range from those who know exactly what they want out of therapy to those who just feel something is “off” to those just giving therapy a try.
I’ll work at a pace comfortable for each client, and I don’t shy away from exploring complex personal challenges.
I also help ADULTS and TEENS resolve far-reaching substance abuse and addiction issues. I have experience with how unhealthy behaviors can impact many areas of life. And I have experience with how therapy can lead to positive change.
After graduating from Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, I spent over a decade in Hollywood, first as an actor and then as a television writer.
I began volunteering in various capacities, including as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for a child in the LA County foster system, a hospice companion, and a counselor on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. My passion for helping others led me to obtain a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University.