I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LC67162) with ten years of experience working with individuals and families towards healing and empowerment. I enjoy working with clients across the life span, from school-age children and adolescents, to transitional-age youth and adults. Prior to joining private practice, I gained experience providing mental health treatment in settings including a transitional shelter for domestic violence survivors and their children in New York City, and a residential treatment facility for foster youth in Los Angeles. Through these roles my profound appreciation for human resiliency grew, and I developed the ability to support others through a diverse range of challenging life experiences. Just as each individual is highly unique based on his or her personality and life experiences, I feel it is important for treatment to be equally as individualized. I collaborate with my clients to identify their own personal goals and develop a treatment plan that will best support their needs. Although I consider myself primarily a cognitive-behavioral therapist, I incorporate other theoretical orientations and treatment approaches including psychodynamic theory, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavior therapy, play therapy, attachment theory, and solution-focused treatment based on each client's needs and developmental stage. In my work with children and adolescents my areas of specialty include trauma (including but not limited to neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and loss), anxiety, depression, challenges with communication and emotional expression, attachment, aggression/emotional regulation, and adjustment to change. I enjoy working closely with parents and caregivers of the child in treatment by providing psychoeducation and collaborating to identify strategies that best support the child’s growth. My specialties with adults include experiences with childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting support, and navigating life transitions. Whether you are looking for short-term, solution-focused treatment to address a current life challenge or more ongoing support towards healing, empowerment, and self-actualization, I am here to support you or your family towards your personal goals.
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