Therapy can be an incredibly rewarding experience for awareness, change and growth. My goal is to create a safe space for you to express yourself, develop a greater understanding of your circumstances, enhance trust in yourself and regain hopefulness about your situation. I would be honored to support you on your journey of transformation and healing.
I believe in utilizing methods that have been researched and proven to work. I aim to immediately target struggles and provide concrete tools to help my clients help themselves. My goal is to help minimize their pain and help them build the kind of lives they are looking for, in line with both their goals and their values, by approaching therapy compassionately and scientifically.
I know therapy works within a warm, safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative space and am dedicated to creating this space, and utilizing it as the foundation of our work together. I pride myself on being down-to-earth, funny, and approachable so that my clients can feel safe and allow me to guide them in their therapeutic journey. I understand life is busy and filled with many challenges. Being in therapy should not be one more thing on your plate; rather it should be your own space to work on your self-care and mental health. While there are no no quick fixes, I will attempt to give you skills that will alleviate your symptoms and put you on your desired path as quickly as possible.
My mission as a clinical psychologist is to help individuals reduce suffering and achieve purpose in their lives. I view therapy as a teamwork and when I commit myself to working with someone, I am dedicated to collaboratively helping them reach their goals. I strive to provide cutting edge evidence-based treatment, rooted in the latest scientific findings, within a safe and validating space.
My approach to therapy is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am committed to evidence-based practice and believe the best step to helping someone change their life is to thoroughly understand what is currently keeping them stuck. As a faculty member, consultant, and researcher, I am dedicated to staying abreast of the most current research. I am comprehensively trained in and currently offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (full model, including DBT Skills Group), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
Congratulations on taking the next step in improving your life. You might be feeling stuck or uncertain about what you want your future to look like. Or you may be feeling stuck with a relationship. Either way, together we can work on getting you more clarity and skills that can help you get the life you know you deserve.
Deciding to enter therapy can be a challenging decision. The idea of talking about things that you may be struggling to understand yourself can feel daunting and intimidating.
People often ask, “how does therapy work?” Well, much of our daily life is rushed and focused on the needs of others. Therapy is a space that gives you the opportunity to focus on yourself. It’s a time where you can slow down, process, and make sense of the parts of your life that feel messy or cause stress.
By sharing my understanding of your concerns with the respect and thoughtfulness that it deserves, I hope to not only help you find insight and relief from these stressors, but achieve more gratifying relationships with yourself and others.
Choosing a therapist is an important decision, and the right fit is essential for meeting your therapeutic goals. I’m happy to provide complimentary phone consultations to answer any questions you might have, and see if I’m the right person to be of help to you.
Thank you for checking out my listing and taking the bold step to find a therapist. This process can often feel overwhelming and I hope the information provided will be helpful in making it feel less daunting.
In therapy, I believe the therapeutic relationship is the essential to the healing process. One of the core values of my practice is authenticity. I am committed to showing up authentically and working collaboratively with you. I want my clients to feel like they are meeting with a real person who is going to laugh with them, cry with them and most importantly be present with them.
I want you to not only feel safe but also seen, heard and connected. I believe true healing happens in a space that honors all of you and allows you to fully show up.
You can create a satisfying relationship regardless of your childhood, past injuries, or current circumstances. A new relationship requires new strategies and tools that can be learned. Your problems, including betrayal, are opportunities. Even a crisis can be the motivation to learn the right tools to succeed. I will help you repair, recover and rebuild a new relationship based on principles of fairness, justice and sensitivity.
In my work as a therapist I bring many years of professional experience, as well as a life-long commitment to furthering my own personal growth. While it isn’t always easy to explore difficult topics, when it’s done in a safe environment - free of judgment and with an open mind and heart – it can be a life-changing experience. With tremendous respect for you, and for the therapeutic process, I will pay close attention to the problems you want to resolve, while never losing sight of how to help you nurture and honor the deepest part of who you are.
Straight Up Treatment is a group therapy practice located near the Beverly Hills/Century City area of Los Angeles. Their providers offer individual, couples, parent, group, and family therapy session, and specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, and coaching services.
So many of us come to therapy because we are hurting. Whether this hurt manifests as relationship issues, addiction, anxiety, depression, or stress about world events, I love helping people discover their inner strengths by healing the parts inside that hurt. Wounds from the past, coupled with internal conflict and judgements about self and others stifle one's ability to grow and change.
By compassionately healing these wounds and releasing judgments we quite naturally feel more whole, connected, and joyful. Soon we realize that we are so much more than our perceived issues! From this space we are free to create a deeper, connected, and more meaningful life.