WELCOME TO MY PRACTICE:
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in West Los Angeles, California, with 18 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in the area. Although I have experience working with individuals of all ages, over the years I have developed an area of expertise with children. Whether it is a teenager who has withdrawn from the family or has become defiant; a six year old who refuses to attend school; a toddler with aggressive behavior; or an infant with sleep disturbance, my experience working with these issues along with my style of relating to children, teens, and their parents is of value to create that positive therapeutic experience and to effect change.
There are so many different reasons to attend therapy or to put a child into therapy. To some, having an actual mental health diagnosis may be the only reason for therapy. To others, having someone to talk to outside of family and friends is very important. In my practice, I welcome all concerns and reasons. And, if it is difficult to figure out why you, your family, or your relationship are not functioning the way you would like, coming in to discuss those worries can be relieving and eventually rewarding, especially when change occurs.