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©2017 DRPAMSOBO

818-825-8770

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.

Certifications/

Education

B.S. -UCSB 1980


M.S.-  CAL STATE LA 1982

 Psy.D. 1996  ABSI

PSY License #: 17798

Sensorimotor Psychotherapist-2018     

Volunteering

 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 

   

Consultatn

Affiliations

Los Angeles County Psychology

   Association (LACPA)

 

 United States Association of Body 

   Psychotherapy (USABP)

 

California Psych Association (CPA)

 

International Society for the Study 

   of Trauma and Dissosiation(ISSTD)

 

Board of Psychology (BOP)

 

Clinical Approaches

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.

Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

A therapy that teaches how replacing distorted thoughts and beliefs with more accurate and realistic ones results in choosing healthier behaviors.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

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.