I am fortunate to have a wide range of experience working in a variety of treatment modalities and clinical settings, including mental health clinics, family service agencies, hospital settings, and private practice.
I received my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California with a concentration in mental health.
After being in private practice for several years, I pursued my doctorate in Psychoanalysis to deepen my theoretical knowledge and clinical training. My doctoral dissertation was on the use of fiction in Psychoanalysis. I received my Doctorate in Psychoanalysis from the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
I am both a training and supervising analyst at ICP and have also taught classes there. I also have an interest in meditation and mindfulness. My interest in meditation began many years ago when I studied in India, and I continue to practice to this day.
I tailor my approach to treatment based on individual needs. I believe that understanding one's past can help to resolve issues in the present and that how one thinks influences how one feels. Positive lasting change is a unique individual process. One of the ways I help you live more fully is helping you get in touch with your individual strengths and resources.
The length and frequency of treatment are structured to meet the needs of the individual. I am sensitive to concerns about finances and time commitment.
I work with individual adolescents and adults, couples, and families. I also provide supervision for therapists.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.
License Number: LCS15469
Client Focus - Children (8-12) - Adolescents - Adults