About Me

I’m here to help shed light on the obstacles standing between who you are and who you want to be.

I work primarily with individuals. I am a proactive, approachable and seasoned therapist with over 20 years of experience.  I am interactional and straightforward at times. The last thing you need is a therapist who fails to challenge or guide you.  Clients come to me for objectivity and authenticity. I begin by creating a therapeutic connection which can only be achieved if you feel heard and valued, free of judgment. 

I will offer feedback based on patterns I observe.  If it falls flat, we move on.  We work as a team to identify the source of the problem and we work together for meaningful change. 

Experience & Training

I began working within the recovery community over three decades ago. Since then, my psychotherapy practice has broadened to encompass work with depression, anxiety, personal growth, addictions, recovery, relapse prevention, stress management and codependency.  My practice focuses on individual adults as the treatment unit.

Initially, my therapy practice was specialized to residential programs dedicated treatment of a dual diagnosis clientele. I served as the Clinical Director, Chief Operations Officer, and Executive Director for residential alcohol and drug programs. I also joined a premier residential mental health facility as the Regional Program Director where the spotlight was solely on individuals struggling with mental health issues. My fundamental goal of working with individuals to enrich their lives led me back to exclusively working in private practice.

Education

Master of Science in Counseling (Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling Option), CSUN

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts, University of Pittsburgh

License

State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences (LMFT37377)

Memberships

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

Mental Health Professionals of Conejo Valley (MHPCV)

Contact Today



5655 Lindero Canyon Road Suite 724
Westlake Village, CA 91362

info@westlakevillage-therapist.com
(805) 601-7191

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