AT THE BEGINNING OF LIFE'S JOURNEY we are not equipped with a map and compass.  Mostly, we do not march out on a bright, sunny day and walk in a straight line until we arrive at our life's purpose.  Often, it's more like underwater swimming through murky water wearing scratched goggles, and the skills needed are perseverance, courage, humor, and a firm belief in the fact that we do not know what is coming next.

The opening lines of Dante's Inferno are, "In the middle of the journey of life, I found myself lost in a dark wood."  I believe this is where many people are when they come for therapy.  The "middle" is relative.  It is possible to feel lost at any age.

Psychotherapy is a strange process in which an individual has the opportunity to sit in conversation with another person (the therapist) and find the words that best describe their truth at that moment.  In my opinion, everything starts there, and the creation of this open space might be therapy's greatest gift. 

BEING LOST IN THE WOODS can look like:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship troubles
  • Traumatic events
  • Old, worn-out, destructive stories about who you are
  • Addiction
  • Grief
  • Adjustment problems
  • Passivity, hopelessness, lack of motivation
  • Difficulties with mood regulation


The internet has provided us the opportunity for contact - including therapy - unrestricted by physical distance.  I no longer maintain a full-time brick-and-mortar office, and you as my client are able to access my services from your own home (or other location) via a secure web connection on your computer or an app on your smartphone!  It's simple and as effective as being in the same room together. 

Therapy is helpful for clarfying goals and desires, figuring out what might need changing, and also noticing what's okay to just leave alone.  Therapy can be an opportunity to discover what you want, identify what's standing in the way, and creating a plan to move toward what you hope for.  

I believe that some of our deepest despair originates with a belief that what we think, feel, and do, is senseless or incomprehensible.  It's not uncommon to hear people say, "I don't know why I did that. "  "I don't want to be this way, but I am."  "I feel like I don't fit...with my vision of myself, the expectations of my partner, my responsibility to my kids, what I've chosen for my work life, etc."  I'll bring to our work together my 15-plus years of experience in successfully helping people find the answers to questions like these.   

What you can expect from me:

  • Courtesy and a welcoming environment
  • Respect
  • Compassionate, intuitive listening
  • Partnership in meeting your goals
  • An interactive relationship
  • Honesty and clear communication
  • Recognition of and confidence in your strengths
  • Trust in your ability to heal and grow
  • Progress

Please contact me directly by telephone at (323) 509-4932, or email me at 

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