With over 20 years of experience, I have worked with a broad spectrum of clients, both young and young old, who have suffered from many forms of depression, anxiety, and traumas. It is my hope that you feel safe when you walk through my doors.
B.S. -UCSB 1980
M.S.- CAL STATE LA 1982
Psy.D. 1996 ABSI
PSY License #: 17798
Assistant Clinical Professor: UCLA, Doctoring Program third year medical students.
Assistant trainer for SPI Levels I and II: Continuing with Levels I and II .
Consultant in Training (SPI) in process
Los Angeles County Psychology
United States Association of Body
California Psych Association (CPA)
International Society for the Study
of Trauma and Dissosiation(ISSTD)
Board of Psychology (BOP)
Somatic & Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Body-oriented therapies that addresses the disconnection that happens between the mind and body resulting from trauma. Trauma lives within the body. This is why talk therapy alone is often insufficient for trauma survivors to heal.
Mindfulness and Meditation Practices
Mindfulness practice helps trauma survivors learn to adopt a present, non-judgmental focus on their thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Meditation is a practice that helps promote relaxation, stress reduction, and an overall improved sense of wellbeing.
A therapy that teaches how replacing distorted thoughts and beliefs with more accurate and realistic ones results in choosing healthier behaviors.
A therapeutic approach that explores how feelings, emotions, and behaviors relate to early life experiences and how unconscious and conscious motivations affect beliefs and behaviors.