I offer an informal, conversational approach to therapy where you can hopefully feel empowered to express yourself however you want or need to, whether it is flowing tears, a scream of pent-up rage, or a cry for joy. Our relationship as therapist and client becomes a unique context where you can practice being truly authentic in your self-expression, perhaps for the first time in your life. I will engage with you actively, asking you questions, listening carefully, pointing out ways that you may self-sabotage, and helping you understand the problems you're having in relationships and/or career. Our video or phone connection becomes a safe laboratory where you can experiment with new ways of relating. I am always open to your feedback, and will work with you collaboratively to create the therapeutic space that works best for you.
Almost everybody has a fierce "inner critic" or several internal punitive voices that must be actively challenged in order to develop resilient positive self-regard. When these critical parts of the self are not actively wrestled with, corrosive "toxic shame" is allowed to fester and hinders our personal liberation, creativity, and capacity for loving relationships. Together, we can help you find the personal internal resources to address negative attitudes, and feel genuinely compassionate toward yourself.
24 Years Experience Fostering Growth & Healing Trauma
My standard fee is $225 for a 50-minute session, and most of my clients see me once a week, though greater frequency may be advised, depending on the issues being worked on. In certain cases, I may be able to slide my fee to accommodate your economic limitations. Please feel free to call me at 323-459-1169 or email me at: [email protected]. I am happy to meet with you via video or phone for a 20-minute consultation without charge before you schedule your first appointment.