I wholeheartedly believe that when in a moment of crisis, the time is ripe for self-growth and transformation. It’s the silver lining, or the golden nugget, that may be realized from a time of stress and sorrow. From the beginning of time, we’ve been shown that to embrace the tragedy within us, and try to learn from it, we may travel through it and return to everyday life a changed human being.
0perering from a depth perspective, I meet each client where he or she is psychologically and emotionally, exploring attachments, strengths, shame, trauma, and (if interested) dreams, artwork, drawing, writing, and more. For families, I utilize theories surrounding family systems: I wrote my master’s thesis on the stepmother archetype and how to dial back the wicked stepmother projection for a balanced family life.
I have worked with clients experiencing all kinds of situations and issues—life transitions (divorce/breakup, moving, job change, going to college), relationships, social anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, addiction, narcissistic personality disorder, parenting, grief (loss of a parent, loss of relationship), identifying a career, multicultural and LGBTQ issues, and more.
As a working mom and stepmother, I have had my share of life challenges. Perhaps because of them, I approach life and people without judgment, just curiosity and compassion. Together we will find growth and hope.
I began my clinical work in 2017 as a trainee at Counseling West, a nonprofit community counseling center in Sherman Oaks. I earned my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and my B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am registered with the California Board of Behavioral Services as both an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (#115074) and as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (#6554), and am supervised by Gary D Pearle, PhD, LMFT30246 California.
Cost per 50-minute Session: $80 - $120 (sliding scale)
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Buddhists regard the water lily as a symbol of enlightenment because of the beautiful bloom that emerges from the mud. They also consider the water lily a symbol of purity, spontaneous generation and divine birth.
Writer • Editor • Associate Psychotherapist
(Assoc. Marriage & Family Therapist #115074, Assoc. Professional Clinical Counselor #6554; Supervised by Ifat Peled, PhD #28021, and Gary Pearle, PhD, LMFT #30246)
818-570-1350 (confidential voicemail/text)
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