I believe therapy should be comfortable. An enlightening conversation with a guide who respects who you are, and where you are in your life today.
My goal is to create a non-judgemental environment with secure boundariesy, ideally where your confidence in my ability to help you grows along with you..
I've been practicing as a clinical psychologist in Santa Monica for over twenty years, helping adults, adolescents, and couples deal with a multitude of psychological issues.
My specialty is In-depth therapy, and I'm also trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy designed specifically for anxiety disorders.
I combine my background in depth psychology, which will help you see beneath the surface of your behaviors, with new research in cognitive-behavioral therapy, to help you develop new habits.
Couple therapy has become a specialty of mine in the past few years. You can read more about how I work with couples in that section---and what you learn may surprise you!
My background in human development---from infancy to adulthood---helps me treat both adolescents and adults in the context of their whole lives, not just in relationship to what's happening now.
I also focus on finding the best paths to everyday decision-making, and on helping you or your teen develop practical tools to meet life's challenges.
I think what sets my practice apart from some others is my capacity to understand what works best for you, your adolescent, or you and your partner----this is part of the art of doing therapy. I don't think of psychotherapy as as a one-size-fits-all endeavor, but ideally as one that reflects your own unique needs.