THERAPY AS UNIQUE AS YOU ARE
Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Interpersonal struggles, career obstacles or mental health issues can make us feel confused about who we are, where we fit in and how to move forward. I specialize in helping individual adults and couples navigate difficult feelings, identify and change negative or unhelpful thoughts and behavior patterns, and overcome challenging situations in order to enjoy a more peaceful mind and a happier life.
My approach is open, casual, and collaborative, and I strive to maintain a space that is truly free of judgment, and where all clients feel fully accepted, seen and supported. I am LGBTQIA+-friendly, sex- and kink-positive, trauma-informed, and culturally-sensitive. I have experience working with neurodiverse clients, as well as individuals and couples engaging in or exploring alternative lifestyles and relationships.
I don’t subscribe to one specific therapeutic modality, but instead leverage tools and techniques from a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Postmodern approaches, and Mindfulness, depending on my clients’ unique needs and presenting issues. I hold a certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and have been trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
As an East Coast transplant (Jersey, baby!), I am warm yet direct, and I strive to bring humility, empathy, compassion, and especially humor to all of my client interactions. Together, we will work to build on your strengths, ease your presenting symptoms, unpack your baggage and transform the limiting beliefs about yourself and the world that are no longer serving you. I am happy to offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if we’re a good fit. I look forward to hearing from you!
"And you? When will you begin the long journey into yourself?"
SERVICES I OFFER
I work with adult clients struggling with various challenges, including mood and anxiety disorders (i.e. persistent/major depression, ADHD, OCD), life adjustments, substance use disorders, career transitions, relationship issues, and more.
In couples therapy, I can work to help you increase positive and effective communication, relate better to each other, and change negative patterns that cause distress. I strive to make each partner feel heard and to help couples establish new habits that increase cohesiveness.
In individual counseling sessions, we’ll work to ease emotional distress, identify and change self-defeating patterns of thinking and behavior, and bolster self-esteem. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles.
Frequently Asked Questions
ARE YOU SEEING CLIENTS IN PERSON?
I am currently seeing clients in person at my office in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, but I am also happy to work with those who require or prefer teletherapy.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
My rate is $200 per session for individuals and $225 for couples.
HOW LONG ARE YOUR SESSIONS?
Sessions are 50 minutes.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
In the interest of maintaining my clients' confidentiality, I do not work with any insurance providers. However, I can provide a super bill at any time that you can submit to your PPO for partial reimbursement (specific reimbursement amount is dependent upon your insurance plan).
I'm happy to talk with you about the pros and cons of utilizing insurance for therapy- just ask!
DO YOU OFFER A SLIDING SCALE?
Yes! I am happy to extend a limited number of courtesy discounts in order to make my services more accessible. I will work with you to determine a discount amount that is comfortable for you. Please note, courtesy discounts are subject to availability and will be periodically reviewed and reassessed.
My office is located in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, 1/4 mile off the 134 freeway. It is minutes away and easily accessible from Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Highland Park, Echo Park, Atwater Village, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Glendale, and surrounding neighborhoods across northeast Los Angeles. I also serve clients throughout California via telehealth.
I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation and affordable fees. Please reach out to see if we may be a good fit or to schedule a session.
850 Colorado Blvd., Suite 102
Los Angeles, CA 90041