Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA)
For over 20 years I have helped adolescents and adults with personal, career, academic, and relational problems that resulted in feeling “stuck” with anxiety, depression, anger, isolation, or confusion about the direction of their lives. In my experience in Los Angeles and Ventura county community mental health agencies, as a supervisor and instructor at Phillips Graduate University (Chatsworth), and as a therapist for adolescents, I have seen how counseling that is focused on goals, strengths, and capabilities can move clients through periods of “stuckness” or life changes.
Relationships play a vital role in that change.
Through the therapy process, clients have an opportunity to collaborate in a relationship that contributes to growth and better personal relationships by making sense of conscious and unconscious experience, thoughts, and feelings. As an art therapist, I am also looking for ways to integrate your creative and expressive abilities into our work. Whether you are interested in art, music, writing, or other forms of creative expression, those experiences help to enrich your life. I believe that therapy contributes to a deeper trust in oneself and trust in one’s ability to meet life’s challenges, resulting in more satisfying and enjoyable relationships.
Private Practice (current)
MFT/Art Therapy Faculty at Phillips Graduate University, Chatsworth
Clinical Supervisor at Phillips Graduate University/Counseling Center, Chatsworth
Clinical Supervisor at Personal Growth Institute, Tarzana & Glendale
Director of Operations at Family Service Agency of Burbank
Clinical Director at North Hills Prep School, North Hills
MA, Marital and Family Therapy (Clinical Art Therapy), Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (1997)