I provide psychotherapy and counseling for individuals and couples struggling with anxiety and depression; substance use, abuse, and addiction; relationship difficulties; past trauma; and the effects of dysfunctional family relationships.
Education & Training:
BS in Business Administration from Regis University
MS in Counseling Psychology from California Lutheran University
Specialization in Trauma Theory and Treatment from California Lutheran University
Registered California Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (BBS #95795).
I have offices conveniently located in Woodland Hills and Porter Ranch:
20300 Ventura Blvd., #330, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
11239 Tampa Ave., #206, Northridge, CA 91236
Please call (805) 341-8409 for an appointment or a brief phone consultation, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Areas of special clinical focus with INDIVIDUALS:
Grief or loss from death, sudden change in personal life or employment, or family crisis
Overcoming traumatic incidents; healing the effects of childhood abuse or neglect
Mood disorders, and depression
Anxiety disorders, PTSD, social anxiety, phobias, OCD, general anxiety
Substance abuse or addiction, adult children of alcoholics, dysfunctional families
Managing painful emotions related to present or past circumstances or relationships
Parenting teens and young adults: Concerns about behavior or choices; emotional or mood changes; social concerns or family relationships
Step-parenting and blended family relationships
Areas of special clinical focus with couples:
Working with couples who have added responsibilities or stressful circumstances at home or work, resulting in increased tension or conflict, and diminished positive connections.
Ongoing conflicts which escalate quickly, result in arguments, and reoccur. These cycles of conflict lead to repeated disconnection and fuel negative emotions.
Relationships that are affected by differing views and perspectives related to boundaries, decision-making, work-life balance, finances, intimacy, extended family, and/or parenting.
Intimate relationships that are impacted by the use of alcohol or drugs by one or both partners, or other behaviors or habits that are negatively impacting the marriage.
Helping couples heal from the immediate and longer term effects of a physical or emotional affair or to repair damaged trust in the relationship from other violations or inappropriate behaviors.
Working with couples in second marriages seeking to “blend” their families together, while building a foundation in their marriage.