individual therapy

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

  • relationship issues

  • sexuality

  • separation and divorce

  • pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum

  • pregnancy loss: miscarriage and abortion

  • parenting issues

  • career issues and life plans

  • chronic/serious illness

  • aging

  • empty nest

    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:

  • anxiety, depression

  • 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:

  • psychosomatic illness

  • disturbing memories

  • performance anxiety

  • social anxiety

  • fears and phobias

  • dental and other medical/surgical procedures

  • negative self-perception

  • nightmares and sleep issues

  • accident trauma

  • animal attacks

  • addiction

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.

Please contact me or check the FAQs to find out more.

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.