I received my Master's in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 1988 with a concentration in mental health.
I interned at both St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica and Long Beach Community Mental Health and Family Service of Van Nuys.
After being in private practice for several years, I pursued my doctorate in Psychoanalysis to deepen my knowledge and training. My doctoral dissertation was on The Use of Fiction in Psychoanalysis. I received my Doctorate in Psychoanalysis from the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in 2000.
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 over twenty five years ago when I visited India, and I continue to practice it.
I tailor my approach to treatment based on individual need. 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 personal strengths and resources.
The length and frequency of treatment is 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
- Children (8-12)