Counseling and psychotherapy can be very helpful for things people struggle with most:
significant life decisions and transitions
social and generalized anxiety
depression and low mood
persistently painful emotions stemming from childhood stress and unhealthy family dynamics
stress and trauma (ptsd)
identity questions, “Who am I?”
addictive behaviors and substance use
codependency/Adult Children of Alcoholics/Al-Anon
shame, holding secrets
low self-esteem and confidence issues
grief, loss & bereavement
separation and divorce
pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum
pregnancy loss: miscarriage and abortion
career issues and life plans
Please Note: Though the focus of my practice is working with women, teens, and young adults, I very much welcome the opportunity to work with clients of all ages and genders. I also work with couples on a limited basis; please inquire.
Counseling for teens and young ADULTS
Becoming an adult is difficult. It's even harder when you're overwhelmed by stress and worries about the future. Common issues include:
conflict with parents
self-harm and substance use
concerns about moving on to college, trade school, or full-time employment
gender and sexuality
identity issues, “Who am I?” and "What do I want to do with my life?"
problems with school, career, dating, and socializing
low self-esteem and worries about measuring up and fitting in
loneliness and feeling different than your peers
EMDR is an efficient and effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD. After a successful EMDR session, people can recall past events with less reactivity, and they are often free of intrusive thoughts, negative emotions and upsetting flashbacks. EMDR can be helpful with many problems, including:
fears and phobias
dental and other medical/surgical procedures
nightmares and sleep issues
Take a look at my EMDR page to find out more.
online Therapy & Phone Sessions
In addition to providing therapy in my Santa Monica office, I offer online therapy through a secure and confidential platform for clients wanting or requiring the convenience of virtual services. Meet with me from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.
Last minute work demands, illness, or travel? I also offer phone sessions when life gets in the way.
traditional or extended therapy format
Traditional therapy sessions are 50 minutes. Sometimes an extended time frame is helpful for really digging in deep. Extended format sessions are typically 90 minutes, based on the individual needs of the client. Contact me to find out more.
Have a special need not listed here?
Feel free to reach out and ask, and I’ll be happy accommodate you if possible.