Before becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I was a professional dancer in ballet companies, on Broadway and TV. My professional life also included the position of Advertising Manager of Student Publications at USC which involved supervising an advertising internship. As disparate as these experiences may seem, they have at their core an understanding of human nature, leadership skills, focus , determination and a willingness to take risks.
However, it was the death of my son that fractured my notion of reality and my sense of self. Eventually, I had to accept the fact that a parent can outlive their child, that the present is precious and that my inner compass was capable of change.
It is not surprising, therefore, that grief and loss issues are central to my practice as a psychotherapist. Losses are varied, complex, painful and a part of the human condition. Death of a loved one or divorce are obvious losses. Less obvious is the loss of childhood due to abuse, neglect or abandonment which can affect the quality of adult relationships or the ability to navigate them successfully. The restricted lives of those suffering depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD and bipolar disorder also have loss at their core. My reputation as a therapist is based on my effective treatment of the above.
Therapy and counseling provided to clients from Pasadena, Sierra Madre, La Canada, Montrose, Glendale, Studio City, Burbank, and many surrounding areas of Los Angeles.