Life cycle development, Family, Substance and Addiction Interventions, PTSD, CBT, Training, LGBT
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual adult, couples and family therapy. I maintain a private practice in San Diego, and I also work via internet and telephone with clients throughout California.
I have 20 years’ experience as a clinical social worker (MSW/LCSW), My focus is on addressing obstacles that impede the natural healthy developmental growth process. I have come to understand that while most of us spend a great deal of time learning how to engage with the world outside ourselves, as we navigate through the workplace, and the many competing obligations from the external world, we spend precious little time, learning how to engage in our inner life. We are often unaware of our inner dialogue, of the circumstances that trigger our stress, of managing our feelings.
I introduce clients to strategies and practices that support their growth in this critical arena. Together, my clients and I assess obstacles that are in the way of their creating healthy, joyful well-functioning lifestyles. We then work towards creating empowered energized living and developing relationships that are strong, and in which communication is open and honest.
I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.