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?

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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, depression, and bipolar disorder
  • Alcohol and drug use, whether your goal is abstinence or moderation
  • Stress, restlessness, or "feeling stuck" in your life
  • Relationship problems
  • 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.