I would like to offer you additional insight into my background, standard of practice and sincere beliefs about the therapeutic process. You are the consumer and I believe it is important that you select a therapist based on their experience and your instinctive reactions.
I have served a diverse cultural population as a therapist for over eighteen years in the San Fernando Valley. I have maintained membership in CAMFT, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, at the state and local chapter level. I've volunteered at Our House, a grief and support center, and the San Fernando Valley Counseling Center. I believe it is important to give back to my community.
In addition to working with clients in the office setting, I have consulted with staff and facilitated team building retreats with the Warschaw Learning Institute, Indian Health Services at their Reno Convention and other private and non-profit organizations on stress management and communication skills.
I am trained to practice psychotherapy as opposed to any other profession. When appropriate, I will refer you to other specialists.
My goal is to help you clarify your most significant concern(s) and to develop more helpful coping skills. Life consists of transitions (beginnings and endings) and in this sense personal exploration is a lifelong process. When the dual therapy has stopped, solo therapy continues as you feel more empowered and confident in your ability to solve your problems. I strongly believe that when you listen to your intuitive reactions, including your physical reactions to various challenging situations, it is possible to be your own guide. You may find it helpful, as some clients do, to return to therapy periodically and work on new issues that present themselves in your life.
"It's never too late to be what you might have been" ~ George Eliot, 19th Century British Writer