I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and my office is located in Glendale, California. I provide individual and couples therapy to adults of all ages. Depending on the kind of help you are looking for, I offer both short and longer term psychotherapy.
There is a lot that goes into finding a therapist and the process of therapy. To help you in your search, here is a little bit about how I work:
Creating a safe place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings
Therapy and the process of change can feel emotionally risky. Many of the people I work with are facing thoughts and feelings that they hesitate to talk about openly, or are struggling with symptoms and behaviors that are difficult to understand. I will take an active role in our conversations, and also listen with an open, objective mind to the problems you are facing, without blame or judgment. Working to build a therapy relationship in which you feel safe and supported as you develop a better understanding of yourself is essential to productive therapy.
Encouraging you to be curious about yourself and the concerns that bring you therapy
Therapy involves taking a hard look at your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a questioning, curious way. Creating a better understanding of yourself is an important part of what will guide the steps you need to take to improve your relationship with yourself and the people most important to you. My focus is to collaborate with you to explore and understand what has lead to the struggles you are facing, and how to help you move toward psychological growth, and emotional and behavioral change.
Making Meaningful Changes
My goal is to provide the support and guidance you need to make the kinds of changes that are meaningful to you, and to help you integrate those changes into your day to day living. In therapy, change means many things including developing a better understanding and acceptance of yourself; coming to terms with your past and engaging in your present; improving family dynamics or your relationships with your spouse/partner, friends and co-workers; learning to communicate more effectively; experimenting with new ways to tackle a problem; building on your coping skills to help manage your emotions and moods, and relief of unwanted symptoms.
Located in the Glendale Exchange on Brand Blvd. (91203) Location Details
People come to see me for many reasons, including the following:
- depression and sadness
- anxiety and worry
- panic attacks
- relationship distress
- problems with alcohol/drugs, and addiction
- recovering from the effects of trauma, abuse, and PTSD
- adjusting to major transitions
- prenatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders
- grief and loss
- parenting support
- quarter life crisis
- issues for adults in their 20s and 30s
- middle and later life issues
- work/career challenges