Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT #122611
Under the supervision of Anna Major LMFT #98441
My clients experience me as easy to talk to, warm, genuine and effective. We work together in a partnership to establish connection as an antidote to the isolation of addiction. My clients gain the resources, support, and judgement-free environment that they utilize on their road to recovery. Together, we uncover obstructions by pathogenic beliefs that emerged from early life experience; increase functioning and awareness in order to make better choices; and ultimately create a life worth living.
My clients are proud of the lives they create by being proactive with their mental health.
My clients are most thankful for helping them to become aware of their behavioral patterns and reasons behind their behavior; finding solutions to their current problems and exploring ways to avoid future problems; and addressing their core concerns in an accessible, holistic manner involving mind, body, and spirit. My clients appreciate our emotional bond and how it strengthens self-efficacy on their part.
As an experienced addiction therapist, I support individuals recovering from drug and alcohol issues, gambling addictions, and other behavioral issues. I provide a safe environment where clients can explore and understand the origins and nature of their suffering. This understanding leads to the development of self compassion, compassion for others, and movement towards being at peace. Having battled my own addiction, I know first hand the karmic debt, wreckage, guilt, and shame associated with that cunning and baffling nightmare.
Trust is the foundation of our therapeutic relationship. This develops through my non-shaming, non-blaming style and my willingness to engage clients meaningfully. Clients often comment that the space we create gives them the courage to explore powerful feelings and reveal inner truths that have been hidden for a lifetime. The cornerstones of my work is my capacity to understand and employ models of understanding that convey a deep appreciation for my client’s core concerns.
Together let’s turn something that feels wholly negative, broadly speaking, into something personally positive to benefit you as an individual and change your life. Although we are distanced from people, we’re not isolated in the sense that we still have video chat and we can still foster relationships with those around us.
There have been people who struggled before you and will be people who struggle after you, but what you’re going through is not something that you have to go through alone. Take this time to be proactive about your mental health and access telehealth services. Please reach out to me -- I offer a free phone consultation.
Antioch University, Los Angeles
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Program
University of Colorado, Boulder
Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Black Minds Matter
Hitting the Reset Button: Creating a New Normal
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Manhattan Beach Office
Santa Monica Office
Anywhere in California