Welcome to my practice. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides psychotherapy in Santa Monica. I work with adults, adolescents, couples and families, presenting with a range of symptoms. The fact that you have made it here likely means you are looking to get the help you need and make the necessary changes to experience a full life. Life is difficult and to be human is to struggle. Long gone are the days when attending therapy was viewed as "weak". Increasing your support system and seeing the world through a new lens can be relieving and comforting. Beginning the course towards self-actualization is courageous work.
Addiction and related compulsive behaviors are mechanisms in which people cope when they have not learned to experience emotional pain, "legitimate suffering" (Jung). Contrary to popular belief, substances are not the problem, they become the solution. If you find yourself repeating the same patterns, I can help you uncover why you are stuck. I focus on treating individuals on personal paths of recovery, as well as the underlying trauma that drives their behavior and contributes to relapse.
You do not have to be ready for therapy. My focus is on meeting you where you are at, understanding ambivalence as part of the process. To begin the journey, you have to start somewhere. You are not alone and ultimately, with self-discipline and support, you will reach a milestone. To make an appointment or free consultation, I can be contacted at my office anytime: