My clinical work began at Beit T' Shuvah in 2006, a Jewish treatment center in Los Angeles, CA. I worked with individuals, couples and families with the ultimate goal of healing the entire addicted system. I re-created the family program, co-facilitated multi-family, psycho-educational, support and process family groups. During my time there I discovered my passion for family work. I came to understand that the entire family must be treated and that the system needed healing.
I continued my work in the field of addiction at La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center, Cliffside Malibu and Passages Venice IOP. In the 12 years that I have been working in addiction I have learned many things. Addiction does not exist in a bubble, there is often times an imbalanced system that the addict is part of. Trauma and Grief are common issues that people face when they stop the addiction cycle. Healing can occur and finding meaning and developing community support often times has a large part to do with it.
In 2013 I started my private practice in Culver City,CA. I treat individuals, couples and families who are experiencing relational problems, life-cycle transitions, mood disorders, grief and loss, trauma and addiction. I am a warm, empathic therapist who thrives on helping people heal. I combine my education and clinical training with personal experiences. My approach to therapy involves connecting peoples past to their present, helping people find meaning in their lives and showing people how to identify the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I also utilize EMDR with certain client's who would like to work on resolving their trauma.