Are you looking for an experienced (see CV), non-judgmental therapist who will respect and understand your perspective, and help you work safely through significant challenges, gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your life circumstances, and resolve those emotions and behaviors that get in your way?
With a warm and empathic style, I provide individual and couples/family therapy to adults and adolescents dealing with a wide range of life stressors and mental health concerns including:
Anxiety and depression
Alcohol and drug use, whether your goal is abstinence or moderation
Stress, restlessness, or "feeling stuck" in your life
Cultural adjustment and identity conflicts
Domestic violence and sexual assault
Difficulty managing the confusion around sexual orientation and cultural, family and religious expectations
Unresolved impact of histories of sexual/physical abuse, neglect, violence, torture, war, trauma
Family abandonment or rejection
My treatment philosophy emphasizes the use of empirically validated approaches that have been shown to be effective in randomized clinical trials, specifically cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, in addition to relational psychotherapy.