And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.
“Late Fragment” by Raymond Carver
I love what I do because people like you have placed trust in me. And I in turn have the greatest respect—and trust–for those who have sought counseling with me.
I started my private practice in 2003. Each year, the company has grown beyond expectations. We are doing something right, but I say that with humility and with humbleness. In fact, I tell patients: “I will get things wrong – so, please, stop me if I misinterpret or if I am going down the wrong path here.” The patient and I are on a journey together and we walk side-by-side creating new ways of thinking, exploring old stories, and re-scripting first draft explanations of our life events into more accurate personal truth’s.
I am dedicated to my clients and the field of psychotherapy. Nothing feels more right to me than working with each of you, designing our goals for our work together, delving into important stories, talking about the unmentionable, and solving the unsolvable.
Some of my favorite time in the office now is meeting with the other clinicians at JSA. We process cases together and discuss our own personal reactions, blocks, challenges in the therapy room. Psychotherapy is an amazing opportunity that breathes life into our existences. It is a symbiotic experience between client and therapist. We are lucky you are joining us.
- Masters in Social Work from USC 1999.
- Independent Social Worker of Clinical Practice (LISW-CP)
- Extensively trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, Individuals and Families.
- I work with adults and couples and when I’m lucky I get to see some very special teens or kids.
“Thank you for everything you did for us and helping (Stepdaughter) make the choice she knew was best for her. I felt like it would be good to let you know that you did something good and we are grateful, very grateful.”
Stepmother of a teen, working through blended family issues
Thinking about you this morning and am so grateful for all that you did to get us through such a rough time. I could not be happier for my children and so much of it is because of you.
Mom of a 17 year old daughter and 20 year old son.