Being a psychotherapist is a second career for me. In 1998, I received an undergraduate degree in Information Systems & Management from New York University and worked for 12 years as a technology management professional in the entertainment industry. After spending two years as a Director of Technology at Warner Bros. Studios, I realized that I needed to make a change. Although I had achieved success in my career, increasingly I began to question my direction in life. Psychotherapy had always been a source of discovery and healing during difficult periods, so when I began soul-searching and exploring options for a second career the idea of becoming a psychotherapist immediately resonated. This clarity of life purpose ultimately led to my career change.
After returning to graduate school in 2010, I earned a masters degree in Clinical Psychology / Marriage & Family Therapy from Antioch University. I received training in psychodynamic psychotherapy working with individuals, families and children at The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, CA, as well as training in solution-focused, LGBT-affirmative psychotherapy at the LA LGBT Center in Hollywood, CA. I’ve received specialized training in working with trauma and anger management issues, and am an AACAST-certified Couples and Sex Therapist, an ABIP-certified Domestic Violence Counselor, and an EMDRIA-certified EMDR Therapist.
My approach is both relational and solution focused, and includes information about the skills and self awareness needed to establish and maintain healthy relationships. My work is characterized by intuition, compassion, optimism and collaboration. I’m straightforward without being harsh and encouraging without applying pressure. This approach will enhance your ability to heal your pain, reach your goals and connect on a more authentic level in all your relationships. It’s an honor and a gift for me to do this profound and life-changing work with my clients.