licensed marriage & family therapist #96984
I have always been in awe of the resilience of human beings. We live; we stumble, we hurt, we heal. If we have the courage to reach for a helping hand, together we can learn to thrive again.
I reject the idea that we as individuals are the sole cause of our distress. Instead, I work with my clients to build awareness of the strengths they already possess, help them connect to additional resources, and build a lasting community to support them. Together we will walk alongside one another with curiosity, warmth, and empathy - the conditions needed to foster more authenticity. We will invite vulnerability to inspire movement. We will also celebrate joys and share laughs together, as I believe humor can offer us great perspective and help us to access our more resilient selves.
I am particularly interested in exploring the harms of traditional stories of masculinity and cultivating a path for male-identified clients toward more vulnerability and deeper intimacy.
In my off hours I’m a snapper of photos, a fan of all things sports, a baker of crusty breads, and a devoted cat and dog parent.
email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
My areas of interest & training include:
relationships & intimacy⎪life transitions/crises⎪detoxing masculinity⎪identity/self-concept⎪substance use⎪mindfulness⎪depression & anxiety⎪self-esteem⎪shame⎪existentialism⎪systemic oppression⎪healing through activism
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Antioch University Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California San Diego
Selected TRAINING & Experience
Certified Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) Level One Therapist
Clinical Supervisor, The Relational Center, Present
Treasurer, Board of Directors at The Relational Center, Present
Match Support Specialist at Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, 2016-2019
Certificate in The Relational Center’s Advanced Training in Community Gestalt Therapy, 2016-2017
Mental Health Specialist at St. Joseph Center, 2015-2016
Certificate of Completion, Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety, Depression and Trauma, Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, 2015-2016
Counselor at Ohlhoff Recovery Programs, San Francisco Intensive Outpatient Program, 2013-2015
Treatment Counselor at Westside Methadone Treatment Program, San Francisco 2011-2012
Foundation year training in Relational Gestalt Therapy, The Relational Center, 2010