I am a transformational psychotherapist working to connect you back to your natural state of joy, well-being, sense of purpose, and vitality. In our fast-paced world today, it is easy to lose touch with ourselves and our sense of well-being. This has led to a rise in depression/anxiety, substance abuse, marital/relationship difficulties, ADD, and a myriad of other problems. These symptoms are masking a deep sense of disconnection from ourselves.
As an active therapist, I help individuals, couples, families, and children identify and transform the story that has been governing their life. It is my belief, that with the right support everyone has the innate capability to show up and transform their life. Past or present circumstances may have created pain or a belief of powerlessness, but these circumstances do not define you. You can reclaim your power and sense of authorship over your own life. In the words of Marianne Wiliamson, " Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." With compassion and direction, I offer transformational tools to help you release the story of the past and empower you live the life you were born to live.
I am also a teacher of Somatic Psychotherapy (Integrative Body Psychotherapy), a strength and evidenced based approach that combines Somatic Therapy, Cognitve-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy to help you regain a sense of well being more rapidly than other therapies. Somatic Therapy helps alleviate depression, anxiety, marital/couples discord, and is highly effective for releasing trauma (PTSD) and stored emotion from the body. I am skilled at inner child work and reparenting therapy, combining John Bradshaw's work with other empowering methods. I have successful experience with individuals, couples, children/adolescents, and families of all ages and backgrounds. My office is conveniently located near Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. In addition to in person therapy, I offer therapy and consultations via telephone and Skype for clients outside of Los Angeles.