The Helpful Therapist
"I believe that a different therapy must be constructed for each patient because each has a unique story."
Irvin D. Yalom
A Bit About Therapy
The decision to engage a therapist is deeply personal and may seem challenging. It is a unique relationship, where ideally, you can be in a safe, empathic environment and talk to someone with in depth psychological training and significant life experience. I offer both to my clients, treating individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. These relationships have led me to focus on the treatment of: anxiety, depression, relational communications, work place stressors, substance use/abuse, attachment disorders, emotional regulation issues, self image, family systems, ADHD, grief and loss, parenting, obsessive/compulsive behaviors, impulse control, mood disorders and relational conflicts.
Services I Offer
A Path to Emotional Well Being
A One on One Collaboration
An opportunity to examine one's self in a safe, confidential environment supported by an experienced mental health professional devoted to your well being.
Increase Connection, Decrease Conflict
A space to come together, where through careful unwinding of behaviors and underlying emotions, the past can be respectfully explored and the future enhanced.
Better for Everyone
The place to learn about family dynamics and how changes in those dynamics can promote increased happiness for each member of your family.
Addiction and Recovery
Real Answers, Real Change
Treatment that separates the symptoms of addiction from the emotional issues that often lay at its core. Involving neuroscience and coping skill psychoeducation, attachment theory, mindfulness and meditation, with collaboration opportunities for psychiatrists to provide evaluations and medication management.
Therapy for those in the sports and entertainment industries who are experiencing challenges with performance, creativity, balancing work and personal lives and maintaining positive self-esteem.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works as a Primary Clinician at Malibu Hills and Prominence Treatment Centers in Malibu, CA and maintains a private practice in Westlake Village, CA.
My practice focuses on conditions related to addiction, mental health, performance and relationships. My style is personal, direct, collaborative and supportive. The psychological interventions I employ are specifically tailored to your needs and solution focused.
Prior to working at Malibu Hills, I worked at Kids and Families Together, providing intensive therapy for families and children with significant attachment disorders. I served an internship at Phoenix House, working with adolescents in a residential setting with substance use disorders.
Before becoming a therapist, I worked in the entertainment industry in various capacities as an agent, producer, attorney, executive and writer. This work allowed me to be involved in numerous award winning and nominated motion picture and television productions.
I am a member of CAMFT, The Writer’s Guild of America, The Producer’s Guild of America, New York State Bar Association and am trained in Theraplay.
I write various blog articles and lecture frequently on mental health topics.
I Welcome the Opportunity to Work With You
5655 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite 724, Westlake Village, CA 91362
805 265 0195