My approach to therapy emphasizes insight, self-awareness and empowerment to help people live better and have more gratifying lives. Through an alliance of trust and collaboration, we work together to understand the meanings of symptoms, to get "un-stuck," and to rediscover your capacity to make the meaningful choices that are right for you. Growth occurs in an atmosphere of respect, compassion and a belief in the human capacity for healing, change and reparation.
One area of focus is working with creative artists and entertainment industry professionals to increase confidence and access to creative expression, while identifying and modifying any self-destructive patterns inhibiting professional achievement.
I spent years studying the effects of traumatic events on people's lives. I have worked extensively with victims of violent crime and sexual abuse, helping people cope with the aftermath of incidents that happened recently or long ago. My award-winning program called Healing Together has assisted couples wanting to learn to be more intimate and support one another as they recover from her past or recent sexual assault.
I now offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a powerful evidence-based brief therapy that effectively decreases or eliminates the symptoms of post-traumatic stress for the majority of those treated. Click here for EMDR information.
Women, men and couples struggling to conceive a child find the integration of couples work, trauma reprocessing and well-informed fertility-specific treatment to be helpful in successfully navigating the rollercoaster of IVF and alternatives such as egg donation and surrogacy, or adoption. Other couples simply want to enhance their relationship and communication skills. For more information about fertility issues, click here.
More information about my work in forensic consulting & evaluation, media consulting, and business consulting can be found in the Consulting section of this site.
You can reach me at 310.273.2755 or click to email me.