Practicing Clinical Psychology for over 25 years.
I received my B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and my M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from USC. I did Clinical Internships in a variety of settings including USC University Counseling Center working with USC students, and San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic, training with children and families, where I later took a position as a Staff Psychologist. I am currently in private practice in Beverly Hills.
My approach to psychotherapy is multiple and tailored to the individual’s need and problems, and includes psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and hypnotherapy among others. My general clinical practice services adults, adolescents, and children.
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for anxiety, depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples and marital therapy and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each person’s individual and unique needs to help attain their goals and the personal growth they’re striving for.
I believe that addressing the presented problems and helping my patients develop strategies and tools to cope with them is of utmost importance. In addition, looking into unresolved issues of the past can also be beneficial in order to master current functioning. Unresolved problems and traumas can often interfere with one’s present well-being. My work is deep and comprehensive, aiming at helping you find tools and strategies to deal with present problems, as well as to help you become aware and familiar with your inner conflicts — which may be connected to past experiences — in order to master your present life to utmost satisfaction and happiness.
A necessary condition for therapy is confidentiality. As your therapist, I cannot release any information you convey to me without obtaining your written permission. Nonetheless, a few exceptions mandated by state law are:
When the therapist has reason to suspect the patient is in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.
When the therapist suspects past or present abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders.
Education & Credentials
- USC: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology USC. Emphasis on research and clinical training focusing on individuals, couples, families and communities. Training for treatment of psychological disorders primarily based on cognitive behavioral approaches to psychotherapy.
- SAN FERNANDO VALLEY CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC: Pre and Post-Doctoral training in adolescent and child Psychology, specializing in work with children, adolescents, and families.
- UCLA: Training in hypnotherapy specializing in treatment of chronic pain and psychosomatic disorders in association with pediatric pain program.
- NEW CENTER FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS: Advanced Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Additional advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, at a well recognized psychoanalytic institute, provided deep understanding of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and additional therapeutic skills highly applicable in my daily work with a varied patient population.