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"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"  - Mary Oliver

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I have been in practice in Encino for over 27years.  

I understand that depression, anxiety, phobias, PTSD, self-esteem and relationship problems can cause enormous pain and interrupt life.  I am a dedicated, whole-hearted and compassionate therapist who can help you resolve the underlying issues causing your pain and guide you in your journey to strength, stability and emotional well-being.  For over 27 years, my greatest joy has been to help my clients reach their full potential and lead richer, more satisfying lives. 

I consider my work sacred. With mindfulness and presence, we will get to the essence and help you identify the visible and invisible forces - ancestral and parental infuences, inner critics, impuses, untold stories, complexes and mysteries that move through us and govern our daily lives.  I will work with you so that you feel completely heard and understood, not only by me, but by yourself as well, so that you can find the answers inside you. This way, you can live a happier and more concious life.  

I provide a safe, intellectually honest, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere for individuals, couples and families to do deep personal work.  Because I know that each client is different, I tailor my approach to use the most effective strategies to best meet your needs.  I use traditional therapeutic approaches as well as cutting-edge experiential models such as Mindfulness Meditation, Voice Dialogue, EMDR, and somatic therapies.  

Couples will learn how to spot processes that create misunderstanding and pain, clearing a path for you to true intimacy and love.  Experiences of self-discovery and self-compassion enable you and your family members to experience the loving relationships you've always wanted while honoring each other's individuality.

Please contact me today to discuss how I may be able to help.