Creative individuals struggle with self esteem and career issues. Additionally, depression, anxiety, trauma, or a significant life transition, can interfere with career and relationships. Why haven’t we achieved success and fulfillment? -- We go through life feeling there must be more; more to our potential, our relationships, or just more? We imagine meeting the perfect partner and staying in love with them forever. Why can’t we find that perfect partner?
Have you "always been a worrier?" Are your thoughts racing, spiraling you into despair? Do people keep telling you to stop worrying but you can't? Are you thinking the worst case scenario right now?" You may be having difficulty sleeping, be short on patience, or snapping at people you love. If you are nervous right now because too many things on this list remind you, you may be struggling with anxiety. If your worrying is causing you to enjoy life less or is keeping you from getting things done, I would love to help.
What does "balance" and "safety" look like, feel like, and mean to you? I aim to provide a safe, healing space for clients, ensuring I take into account what "safe" and "balance" means to each individual in this current time and how that aligns with current needs, life events, and experiences. I predominantly work with the adolescent & young adult populations, addressing anxiety, relationship with food and body, personality traits/disorders, relationships, and life transitions. I am also passionate about exploring diet culture and the role of wellness culture in our lives.
Life, man. Life. With the highs, come the inevitable lows which can be difficult to navigate, much less tolerate. Sometimes the lows look like sadness or irritability and feel like stuckness. Sometimes the lows look like not connecting with your partner, your child, or yourself. Sometimes the lows are just hard to describe, but they certainly don't feel good. We work together to provide you with the tools you need to move through your stuckness, your lack of connection, your difficulty communicating, or whatever it is that creates frustration or pain, in order to help you feel lighter, better, and maybe even hopeful.
When we live a life of reflection, we open ourselves to the rich depths of life's possibilities. We move away from the needless suffering of unresolved pain. I help my clients examine the intricacies of their minds and relationships in a warm, supportive, nonjudgmental environment. I help them make sense of their lives and their histories to understand how they impact their current challenges. Together we build a refuge where strengths are discovered and life becomes more joyful. My training is psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, however, my style always depends on the needs of my clients and the relationship we create.
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination” (Carl Rogers).I believe that therapy is the key in that process and I want to be there to provide you with that positive support and collaboration. I am passionate about working together to help you build on your strengths and become the best version of yourself. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I specialize in working with children, teens, families, and adults experiencing life’s obstacles such as depression, anxiety , self-esteem issues, life transitions, grief and loss, and trauma. I am also a trained EMDR therapist.
I believe that nothing is set in stone, and that solutions are within reach when looking for relief from anxiety, self doubt, depression and a general sense of overwhelm. I help you pay attention to the inner strengths that you already possess, as well as become aware of any thoughts & behavior patterns that might be blocking the very changes you want. With my guidance, you can build a more effective skill set for making those changes so you feel calmer, more capable, and more content.
From time to time, we all need a little help dealing with issues and circumstances inherent in our daily lives. Anxiety and depression resulting from interpersonal conflicts or financial stressors, for example, can leave us feeling isolated and unsure of what to do or how to proceed. This is where having a safe space to explore solutions best suited to our needs can enhance our well-being and enjoyment of life. I work from a strengths-based, post-modern approach with my clients; creating a compassionate and non-judgmental therapeutic alliance that promotes growth through the integration of various therapeutic techniques.
My specialty is building relationships and making clients feel safe in a space to share. I focus on 1:1 ,couples, families and groups. I am always looking to balance solution focused sessions with underlying clinical issues. Helping clients feel like they can get some relief early on in therapy is a priority. Anxiety, depression, addiction, family relation issues, life transitions and Covid are just some areas of work are that are my specialty. Whether you are comfortable free flow talking or need a more interview style, I am comfortable doing both. I also specialize in young adult and dual diagnosis.
Let us have a conversation about YOU without skipping the difficult issues due to the shame that society has attached to them: your body, your sexuality, your desires, your darkest fantasies, your weaknesses, your fears, your disappointments, your failures, and everything that makes you human. Be prepared to be received in an accepting space that would allow your organic self to come into being which will pave the way for self discovery and living authentically. To know and become one's authentic self is the key to a life well-lived.
Therapy is a process of self discovery that helps you understand yourself and resolve difficulties in relationships with others. I have been working with adults, teenagers, families and couples for over 30 years. I treat depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. I work with many couples. I see people who have been neglected and abused emotionally. I work deeply and personally with each person/couple to understand their fears and pain. I do my work with great involvement. I am very easy to talk to. I provide a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere that enhances positive change and increased self-esteem.
Feeling overwhelmed with life demands? Finding yourself stuck in unsatisfying relationships? Having difficulties with intimacy? Keep fighting with your spouse and children? you know what you need to do but can't motivate yourself to actually do it? In a safe environment, together we can start the process of change and acceptance. Striving towards a balanced life while promoting growth, changing or adjusting old patterns and habits to better suit your current life goals, and sparking the joy of life throughout this process.
Hello. Reaching out for help is often difficult, and you did just that by clicking on my page. I approach my work with care and compassion to provide my client's with the most effective form of treatment for them. My style emphasizes present moment awareness as well as the relationship between thoughts and feelings. I believe that no two people are alike, and therefore I combine all of my life experience along with my clinical training to ensure that each of my clients has their own unique experience.
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
At the end of therapy clients often tell me they "feel like themselves again." Difficulties such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational conflict may have alienated you from others and yourself. This is an incredibly hard and lonely place to be. I consider it one of life's greatest honors to walk with people through their times of difficulty as they find their way back home to hope.
I specialize in coaching ambitious and high-achieving individuals to manifest a life of success and fulfillment. I am passionate and committed to providing logical and linear strategies to help you achieve your goals. My areas of expertise are performance, career development, relationship issues, stress management, health, and overall happiness
My goal in therapy is to facilitate self-exploration in an attempt to heal and make sense of difficult situations, emotional states and relationships. I do this by providing a safe space to explore, free of judgments and agendas. Many of us get stuck in particular patterns just like grooves in a record and we never get out of those patterns. Through work in therapy we can create new grooves that result in different responses to the situations, emotions and relationships of life. The aim of therapy is to develop an awareness of our cognitive, behavioral and emotional patterns so that we can change them. Teletherapy & sliding scale.
Life's journey can be intense and difficult at times. Painful experiences can throw us into a downward spiral of sufferance. Being able to process our struggles allow us to turn them into catalysts for a meaningful life. I offer a space of sincere empathy and emotional safety to explore, learn and grow from discomfort and unease. Through my clinical training I have learned different modalities that allow me to connect with the deepest available information from my clients, and from there I use my knowledge and experience to empower them to find their own truth.
My expertise as a therapist is in creating a safe and trusting connection as the foundation of our work. Are you struggling with anxiety, addiction, trauma, depression or multiple issues? Through collaboration, attunement and curiosity, explore the life you want, what interferes with achieving it, and how life experiences influence relational dynamics and perceptions of the world. I support this process of exploration towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life, with healthier connections to self and others. Treatment focus is also on strengths and experiencing a sense of empowerment, resiliency, aliveness and joy in your life.
As a queer affirmative therapist, I specialize in working with transgender, gender non-conforming, gender queer individuals, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and those questioning. Starting therapy can feel scary and overwhelming. I want you to know, I am warm, down to earth, and engaging. I am here to support you through some of life’s hardest and scariest moments. I want to work with you while we uncover the challenges and patterns that may be keeping you from living the life you desire. Let's work together to overcome those challenges, increase awareness, push past limits, and move toward living an authentic and fulfilling life.
Everyone has a life story filled with unique colors. Each color represents personal experiences, strengths, behaviors, relationships, and our inner world. Sometimes we find it hard to navigate through challenges and to face realities, which are unfamiliar and/or unexpected. Prior experiences may interrupt our current way of interacting, thinking, relating, and managing daily life. Stress contributes to increased anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and relational issues. Trauma can debilitate individuals, couples, and families creating abrupt internal changes and fears. Grief over individual loss needs to be honored and acknowledged. Change occurs as a direct result of uncovering new insights.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Studio City are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Studio City then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Studio City, or Child Psychologists in Studio City.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Studio City psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Studio City specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.