I provide individual psychotherapy to clients with issues related to life transitions, anxiety spectrum disorders (OCD, generalized anxiety, panic disorder), trauma, depression, relational issues and LGBTQ+ identity development.
I utilize an integrative framework, both emphasizing the exploration of how one’s past informs their current beliefs and relationships, as well as the development of helpful coping tools to create active change using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) treatments.
Often one seeks therapy when feeling stuck (hopeless/helpless, overwhelmed, panicked, fearful, shameful, lost, confused) resulting in feeling alone and isolated. I provide thorough assessment to aid in identifying specific presenting concerns and tailor my therapeutic approaches to client needs. The initial phase of therapy includes mental health education so that a new understanding can be developed. Therapy is both self- awareness building and development of helpful client-tailored tools, which together, contributes to living a meaningful life.
I strive to be anti-racist and LGBTQ+ affirming in my approach as a therapist. I work with clients to identify and validate one’s identities and systemic intersections to facilitate empowerment.
I utilize treatments that are based in research and scientific evidence, while also taking an integrative approach that acknowledges wellness as multi-dimensional in seeing the person within their environment..
Prior to private practice, I worked as a staff therapist providing individual and group therapy to college aged students at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Since completing my Master’s degree at UCLA in the Social Welfare department, I have worked primarily in outpatient mental health settings around Los Angeles with children, adults and older adults. As a clinical social worker at UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital in a child IOP/PHP setting, I provided family and group therapy. Additionally, I worked as an individual therapist with adults at AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Hollywood, and later, at LAC+USC hospital providing individual, group and family therapy in an outpatient adult clinic.
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