About Me

I'm interested in your unique inner world of thoughts and emotions, and your outer world as is influences what is happening in your day to day life.   My approach provides support, practical feedback, skills and mindfulness  development  to help you effectively address the challenges you are facing.  I also encourage relevant work between sessions, and engaging in activities that support you.  These are tailored to your interests such as writing, music, art, dance, gardening, exerise, or something new.  Together we work to build on your strengths and understandings  so that you can ultimately have greater vitality, and experience the personal healing and growth you are working to accomplish.  I am an interactive, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist with an underlying psychodynamic perspective, specifically Jungian. It is a broad approach that allows me to utilize what is most helpful to you.

I am is a dual licensed psychotherapist with 25 years of experience, 23 of them in Malibu, specializing in work with individuals and couples. My clients are between 15 and 92, and all demographics are welcome. 

As a graduate of UC Berkeley, UCLA, Pepperdine and Antioch Universities with Credentials and Master's level degrees in Education and Clinical Psychology, I have a wealth of training and experience which I continue to expand every year.    I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, post traumatic stress, OCD, crisis management and couples therapy.  I have recently completed post graduate work in career counseling and have a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor license that expands my scope of practice. When I'm not working I love traveling, being in nature, yoga, painting and reading.  I enjoy learning new things, and am currently exploring more deeply the power of mindfulness.  I am also six years into a dream project looking more deeply at how our unconscious reveals itself through dreams and synchronicities.  I love being with my family and friends and deepening those relationships.  It all makes for a richer more satisfying life, and it helps me confront and deal with challenges as they occur.   These life experiences also help develop my clinical skills and inform my work with clients.

Education  

UC Berkeley - BA Social Sciences
UCLA - Life Credential in Elementary Education
Pepperdine - MA Education and Life Administrative Credential
Antioch University - MA Clinical Psychology
Alliant International University - Post Graduate Work in Career Counseling and Research and Evaluation

Current Continuing Education in Jungian perspecitives, dream work, Imago couples counseling, mindfulness and yoga, treatments for depression and anxiety including psychopharmacology.  Post graduate work for obtaining my new license as a Licenced Professional Clinical Counselor.

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