I am a counseling psychologist with a special interest in helping artists, writers, actors, musicians and creative spirits of all types achieve their full potential. Prior to becoming a psychologist, I studied creative writing and worked in the music industry as a touring musician, booking agent, and manager. I have completed specialized training working with college students, medical and professional students, and veterans. I am affiliated with UCLA, where I work as a staff psychologist providing individual and group therapy in addition to clinical supervision.
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 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.
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
M.A. in Counseling
St. Mary’s University of MN
B.A. in English and Film Studies certificate
University of Pittsburgh
Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles
(Forthcoming, June 2019)
California License: 28776