Grief & Loss
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #21255
My areas of specialty include childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, and childhood behavioral problems. My areas of expertise also include divorce, co-parenting, re-marriage, blended families, and child adjustment to divorce and re-marriage. I am trained in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy models as well as complex trauma treatment. I use a variety of techniques to help children and adolescents feel comfortable and have an empathy-based approach to parenting.
I am a University of Southern California (USC) trained therapist and have been practicing child and family therapy in Los Angeles since 2000. My professional experience also includes being a child custody evaluator for the Los Angeles Superior Court, where I worked for family court judges on divorce and custody cases. I am currently an adjunct professor at USC and am working towards my PhD, which helps keep my knowledge in the field up to date.
Helping families heal and find peace, even during stressful times such as divorce or child custody evaluations, is the driving force for what I do. Life challenges, disappointments, and past hurts can stop all of us. Being able to learn from them is what helps us move forward.
University of Southern California (USC)
Masters of Social Work
San Diego State University
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Member
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT), Member
Los Angeles Chapter of CAMFT (LACAMFT), Member
Main Office: 310-612-2998
Office Fax: +1 323-978-5416
Manhattan Beach Office
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