MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST REGISTERED INTERN #91559
SUPERVISED BY CURT WIDHALM, LMFT #47333
A little about me….I studied Psychology at UCLA and received my Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. I worked under Thomas Bradbury in UCLA’s Marriage Lab which is a 30 year longitudinal study of what makes great marriages. I’ve counseled elementary school children in Santa Monica and worked with the homeless schizophrenic people in New York City. I have special training in grief therapy and sex therapy and enjoy working with matters of both loss and sex (try to shock me, it's pretty hard!). I’ve spent a lot of time working with creative entrepreneurs, couples, and lots and lots of women. If I had to choose a favorite group...I just couldn't. It's all important and fulfilling to me.
I’m well versed in the complexities and difficulties of being human- anxiety, depression, big life changes (marriage, moving, parenthood, divorce), relationship problems, infertility, health challenges, complicated families (um, they're all complicated by the way), grieving (so much comes back to grief)- as well as the unique healing power of therapy. My goal is to provide you with the experience of working through your challenges with the support, understanding, and perspective of another person who has only your best interest at heart as you find your own answers. I'm not the kind of therapist that just sits and quietly blinks at you. My client's can count on me for an honest relationship. They know where I stand, they can trust me to be real with them, and know that they matter to me. Sometimes therapy is painful and sometimes it's enjoyable but I like to think that together we always make it worthwhile. I'm honored to have a role in helping my clients to be better, choose better, love better, and therefore feel better.