Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #44505
I offer nearly 20 years' experience in Behavioral Health services providing direct care across many settings & populations including residential, outpatient, Adult, & Families. My depth of experience allows me to bring a perspective to services that first and foremost support client care and advocacy against stigma. The style of practice I use is highly determined by my client's needs. I see people as being expert in themselves and want to honor their experiences in life to help guide treatment. I have success working with addiction, substance use, anxiety, depression, anger management, parenting, and crisis intervention.
Regardless of the therapy style used, I make every effort to integrate mindfulness, transparency and systems perspective into all the work I do. I have found that including these ideas in treatment helps clients foster a greater sense of self efficacy and competence with whatever concerns or problems they come to work on.
I am a Pepperdine University trained therapist and also an adjunct professor at the Pepperdine University West Los Angeles Campus. I am EMDR and American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM) trained. I have weekday evening and Saturday/Sunday availability in the Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica Offices.
Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education & Psychology
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Trained
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) Trained
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT), Member
Long Beach South Bay Chapter of CAMFT (LBSB CAMFT), Member
Men's Association of Addiction Treatment (MAAT), Member
Main Office: 310-612-2998
Office Fax: +1 424-600-7150
Manhattan Beach Office
Monday 6PM to 8PM
Wednesday 6PM to 8PM
Thursday 7PM to 8PM
Saturday 9AM to 10AM