Agoura Hills & Encino Therapist

I offer therapy & counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and groups.

I understand that searching for a new therapist or counselor is not easy. I hope that I can be of service to you on your journey for change and growth. It is a privilege to be invited into the precious lives of my clients.  The work that I do is remarkably rewarding. Based on my education and professional experience, I believe that I can guide you along a successful path of recovery and healing.

Please visit my qualifications page for more details about my credentials, education, and experience. You can also find more information about me on Good Therapy.

Please contact me here so that we can discuss how I can help. I look forward to speaking with you soon and getting to hear your unique story.

Special Areas of Clinical Interest:

My Therapeutic Approach:

In my therapy practice I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches, depending on what I see as best suited for each client’s individual needs. I understand that therapy is not “one size fits all.” Sometimes my clients need direction, while others may be seeking support. Most often, clients are looking for a little of both in their therapy sessions, where I can warmly provide the type of thoughtful guidance that is difficult to discover elsewhere. Most often, I integrate what I see as the best parts of each therapy approach to deliver a powerful, comprehensive service.

Often I find that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is highly effective for a wide range of mental health issues and many clients enjoy learning the concepts in this therapy approach. It is a very practical therapy that can dramatically improve one’s thinking style and consequently have positive effects on mood and behavior.

I also believe in and utilize Solution Focused Therapy, as many people intuitively know what is best for them and simply need a guide to help elicit the answers they’re looking for.

Sometimes I take a more Psychodynamic Therapy approach to help clients explore the long-standing patterns in their lives that originated in childhood.

In addition to using cognitive and emotional approaches, I am very comfortable exploring spiritual solutions with clients who strive to seek greater enlightenment.

Current Therapy Groups:

“Time to Take Care of Me”

This is a weekly therapy group for women experiencing “mommy burn out.” The group will begin on August 4, 2017. The group will meet weekly on Friday from 6:00 – 7:30 PM in my Agoura Hills office. The cost is $60 per group session. The group will be comprised of no less than 3 and no more than 8 women at a time. Please call (714) 757-6741 or email soulsearchtherapy@gmail.com to register.

Issues to be Discussed in Group:

Always caring for everyone else but not yourself

Experiencing guilt when you do things for yourself

Feeling exhausted and worn down

Feeling like you can’t manage it all alone

Feeling as if you’re losing your individual identity

Goals for Group:

Setting personal boundaries

Practicing assertiveness

Improving self-love

Increasing self-care

Asking for help when needed

Identifying personal goals and interests

 

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