100% of my clients report they feel heard and respected. I help young professionals create more satisfying lives.
We all need a good ear. Listening deeply is very satisfying to me. I am enriched being with you as you grow into who/how/what you want to be.
She's a good listener. Good back n forth conversation. Not too opinionated, and offers useful advice.
We start with a free 15-minute phone consultation so I can understand what you want to get out of therapy. Then, I send you an Intake Questionnaire to gather more details and information. In that way, we can get started right away in your first meeting. There, we discuss your goals for therapy when we meet, I listen to how I can help, and then we agree on the next steps. I assign home practice between sessions because changing behavior, thoughts, and attitudes take time and reinforcement.
During your first video meeting, I ask enough questions to get a feel about your current needs. I fill in more information about your history and current situation over the next few sessions.
At the conclusion of the first session, I share my perspective on the best course for your treatment. With your input, we develop goals for your therapy.
I use more than one approach which means my therapy is eclectic. You might need a different approach at different appointments. The modalities I use have all been validated by science as effective in affecting change. People feel relief. The methods are ACT, IPT, and transpersonal.
The length of treatment varies. Short-term therapy might last 12 to 16 sessions. Long-term counseling is available for more complex and long-standing issues.
Licensed as an LMFT in 1991
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, 1986
BA in Psychology, UCLA, 1973
Care Manager for UnitedHealthcare, 7 years
School Counselor, 3 years
Facilitator of Bipolar Education Groups, 1 year
Master's Thesis: Treating Adult Children of Alcoholics
Trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Life Coaching.
My fee is $175 for a 50-minute session.
I do not accept insurance, but if you want to use your Out of Network Benefit, I will send you a copy of your payment as a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance company. If you elect not to use your insurance, you will receive a Good Faith Estimate of costs at the start of treatment.
During a deeply emotional and difficult time in my life, I felt my learnings could be useful to others. I found an MFT Counseling program at JFKU and enrolled. In retrospect, I remembered that during my high school days, I submitted my college essays with the stated goal to become a school counselor (which I did), and now it's time to work as a therapist in private practice
Folks diagnosed with Bipolar
I challenged a client about the thinking pattern which caused her great distress. At first, she couldn't see my point. After a few minutes, she 100% changed her perspective. A little smile showed on her face. She looked down for a moment, looked up, rolled her eyes, and said, "OK, OK. But that was a trick question." We had a good chuckle together. We shared a moment where the veil dropped and two people met in the middle.
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