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ABOUT ME

I am a Counseling Psychologist providing psychotherapy for a wide range of individuals, with a special interest in helping artists, writers, actors, musicians and creative spirits of all types achieve their full potential. My aim is to help you better understand and live through the unique experience of your suffering en route to a more vital and satisfying existence.

I am affiliated with UCLA, where I work as a staff psychologist providing individual and group therapy in addition to clinical supervision. I have expertise working with medical, health sciences, legal, MBA and other professional students, as well as veterans.


APPROACH

My approach is an integration of contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a mindfulness-based, values guided, experiential behavioral approach.

What this means in practice is that I will work collaboratively with you to disclose sources of meaning in your life, while facilitating the development of new perspectives on your internal emotional worlds, in the service of pursuing increasingly clarified values. At times this will include looking at patterns in current and past relationships that may be contributing to “stuck” points, while at others it will include guided experiential exercises aimed at dislodging patterns of behavior that are no longer serving your life, that are blocking you from living a more vital, engaged, meaningful existence.

I have continued my education following receipt of my doctoral degree, including recently completing a two-year certificate program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, an affiliate of the American and International Psychoanalytic Associations.

I invite you to get in touch with me to learn more about my approach and to view the resources on this site for deeper insights.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Marquette University
2015

M.A. in Counseling
St. Mary’s University of MN
2011

B.A. in English and Film Studies certificate
University of Pittsburgh
2002

Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles
2019

California License: 28776