I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 20 years of experience. I specialize in working with: children, teens, adults and families to address a variety of mental health challenges. My areas of expertise include helping clients overcome:
I am committed to creating a non-judgmental, safe environment in which my patients can feel comfortable and supported as we work together in therapy.
I understand that each client is unique and has their own specific needs and expectations, so I tailor my treatment approach to meet their individual goals.
Before starting my private practice, I worked for over a decade at one of Los Angeles's leading agencies that specialize in helping children and teens who have experienced sexual abuse and trauma. I have also worked assisting victims of sexual abuse at the UCLA Rape Treatment Center.
If you are considering therapy for yourself or your child and would like to determine if I am the right therapist for you, please reach out to me to schedule a complimentary phone consultation.
Anxiety is a common but often debilitating condition that makes it difficult to function in every day life. Even when faced with seemingly simple tasks, anxiety symptoms can include fear, worry, and indecision.
If you or someone you know suffers from anxiety, I provide a tailored, compassionate approach to treatment. I specialize in assisting children and adults in overcoming and finding relief from anxiety. I use various techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness, to assist people suffering from anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and phobias.
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Depression affects people of all ages and is a common and treatable mental health condition. It can manifest differently in different age groups, especially in children and teenagers. If you or your child suffers from depression symptoms such as sadness, isolation, disinterest in previously enjoyable activities, irritability, or low energy, know that help is available.
I specialize in depression therapy for both children and adults. We can work together to understand the symptoms of depression better and develop coping strategies to manage them. My goal is to assist you or your child in overcoming the difficulties of depression and improving overall mental health and well-being.
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Family therapy can be a beneficial tool for families facing a range of challenges, including:
Families can learn to understand and address the underlying issues causing tension and conflict within their family through family therapy. Family therapy can also offer guidance and support for co-parenting, assisting parents in developing a positive and respectful relationship with their ex-partner for the benefit of their children.
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Sexual abuse can have a profound and lasting impact on an individual's mental health and well-being. If you or your child has experienced sexual abuse, seeking support and professional help is important to begin the healing process.
I provide specialized therapy services to people who have been sexually abused. We can address the emotional and psychological effects of abuse in therapy and learn coping strategies to manage symptoms. My goal is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment where people can process and heal from the trauma of sexual abuse.
If you or someone you know is struggling with the aftermath of sexual abuse, know that help is available. To learn more about my approach to sexual abuse therapy, including treatment approaches for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and emotional abuse, please visit Sexual Abuse Therapy.
Trauma can have a significant and lasting impact on an individual's mental health and well-being. If you or your child is struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic event, it's important to seek support and professional help to begin the healing process. Some common traumatic events include:
I specialize in providing trauma-informed therapy to individuals. We can work together in trauma therapy to address the emotional and psychological effects of the trauma and learn coping strategies to manage your symptoms. My goal is to provide a safe, non judgmental environment where you can process and heal from the trauma.
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I help children with various issues, including depression, anxiety, bullying, parents divorce, trauma, and sexual abuse. I tailor treatment to each child's needs and developmental stage, using techniques such as play therapy, art, age-appropriate mindfulness exercises, and therapeutic games. I also teach children coping techniques to help them manage their feelings and problems.
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I work with teenagers to learn how to manage their emotions and impulses, leading to better self-regulation. In therapy, we can address issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma/abuse, low self-esteem, self-harm, academic struggles, adjustment difficulties, behavioral issues, communication issues, and bullying. My goal is to help teens build resilience and cope with the challenges they may be facing.
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Working with parents in therapy can be a valuable tool to help address a variety of parenting issues. These issues may include difficulties with discipline, communication, or establishing healthy boundaries with their children. Therapy can allow parents to explore their parenting style and identify areas where they may need to make changes. It can also help parents better understand their children's needs and find effective ways to meet those needs.
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As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with adults to help address issues such as anxiety, depression, co-parenting, trauma, and sexual abuse. In order to facilitate healing and growth, I create a safe and supportive environment where my clients can discuss sensitive topics.
My office is located in Agoura Hills, CA 91301. I provide in-person therapy to patients in the surrounding areas, including Westlake Village, Oak Park, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills & Los Angeles. I also offer virtual therapy sessions to individuals located anywhere within California.
Offering Both Virtual And In-Person Sessions