Teen, Adult, Professionals & Family Therapist
Teen, Adult, Professionals & Family Therapist
Serving South Bay, LA, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, El Segundo
My approach to emotional healing and mental health is holistic, incorporating techniques for both the mind and body. I draw from extensive training that includes EFT – tapping for trauma, anxiety, and managing intense emotions or memories – and years of experience addressing drug and alcohol addiction with individuals and families.
Areas of Focus: I work with teens and their parents, individual adults, professionals, and new mothers. Together we tackle anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, and life challenges.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Sessions are 50 minutes / $250
Locations: Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Video and Phone
THERAPY FOR TEENS
Working with teens and their parents to help them overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, manage stress or life challenges is a passion of mine.
Life as a teen has changed a lot in the past decade! Teens are under constant pressure to perform well in school & sports, under
Perhaps your teen is reaching out for help in ways you don’t understand. If your teen is changing, becoming distant, shutting you out, showing signs of anxiety, depression, or overwhelm, or engaging in dangerous activities like cutting or alcohol & drug use, please don’t wait – call me today; these are all cries for help, and your teen is desperately looking for relief.
Therapy works. I can help your teen be happy, healthy, successful, and safe, and I can help repair damaged relationships and communications within the family.
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY & COACHING FOR ADULTS
I also work with adults experiencing substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, divorce, or who may be at a crossroads with a relationship or career or have lost their passion, purpose, or alignment in life.
At some point in life, many of us may question whether we have made the right career choice, are in the right relationship, or are heading in the right direction. Sometimes, you can’t get past a significant change or loss. Sometimes, we can’t understand past events which affect our lives today. And sometimes, the problem is a little more ambiguous; life feels less colorful, rewarding, and enjoyable than it used to.
Individual therapy or coaching can get you unstuck and back on track.
Therapy and coaching are similar, and the two methods can overlap in our sessions. With therapy, we typically take a deep dive into your past to understand how unresolved issues may be impacting your present thoughts, behaviors, and decisions. On the other hand, coaching focuses on the present and re-aligning you with goals and priorities that may have shifted over time.
With either approach, it’s your chance to dedicate time for yourself to explore, become clear and learn to deal with thoughts, emotions, and challenges you face in a non-judgmental, practical way. The goal is always to collaborate and teach effective ways to navigate life’s challenges.
THERAPY FOR PROFESSIONALS
I work with professionals in demanding careers, helping them deal with anxiety and stress in their professional and personal life.
Too many responsibilities, impossible deadlines, high-pressure situations, conflicts with co-workers or your boss, long hours, or job burnout can impact your mental and physical health and personal and professional relationships. Even a “dream job” can be incredibly stressful, which can affect you negatively in many ways.
During the therapy session, I help identify your specific stressors, help you gain insight and perspective, and teach you strategies and skills for navigating difficult situations.
PATIENT FACING MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
(Surgeons / Doctors / Nurses)
As a surgeon’s wife, I am intimately familiar with the struggle to balance family life and the responsibility to your patients.
The path you’ve chosen is rewarding but also incredibly demanding. Sometimes, it feels like you’re stretched so thin you can’t possibly meet the expectations of everyone who needs you. And the concept of self-care doesn’t cross your mind.
Devoting your life to saving others comes with an emotional toll, and bad patient outcomes can (and do) deeply affect you. Although it’s your responsibility to remain strong and calm for the patients and their families, you shouldn’t dismiss your own grief. The fallout from those buried feelings resurfaces as anxiety and depression and can impact every aspect of your life.
I’m here to help you. I offer a safe, confidential outlet for your emotions and am educated and trained in evidence-based therapy to relieve your anxiety and depression.
Many issues can affect the family as a whole – dealing with the death of a loved one, an immediate family member struggling with an addiction or mental health diagnosis, a difficult relationship with your teen, divorce, blended families, or an adult child who has returned to live at home.
Family therapy is a safe space for families to come together to learn how to reduce distress and conflict by improving communication and building empathy and understanding between family members.
As a member of three professional organizations, I routinely attend educational conferences and training seminars and keep up with the latest research and techniques to help those struggling with emotional issues and addiction.
I hold an MBA and a Masters degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.