As a senior level Psychologist, I see many clients in my practice who have very busy, “full” lives yet often feel empty inside or dissatisfied with their lives. Your problems may be very specific, like depression or anxiety, or more vague, like feeling adrift or that something is missing from your life. Often there are underlying issues that prevent us from experiencing life-fulfillment. As a highly experienced therapist with a Doctorate in Psychology, I work with you to better understand and work through these issues and develop the skills you need to effectively address your difficulties.

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“The art of happiness begins with developing an

understanding of what are the truest sources

of happiness and setting our priorities in

life based on the cultivation of these sources.”

 ~Dalai Lama
I tailor therapy to your unique needs and goals and have expertise in treating:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • grief and loss
  • low self-esteem
  • relationship difficulties
  • marriage issues

My therapy approach is collaborative, practical and comprehensive. In my work with individuals I practice an integration of three major therapeutic approaches: psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness and cognitive therapy. This approach to counseling often results in greater self-understanding and alleviation of painful symptoms such as depression, anxiety, worry, low self-esteem and relationship conflict. I have found that helping you better understand and work through the root causes of your difficulties, coupled with teaching you practical skills, is one of the best and most powerful ways of helping you achieve lasting happiness.

In addition to individual therapy for depression treatment and counseling for anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and grief and loss, I am a marriage therapist with advanced training in couples therapy. As a marriage counselor in Newport Beach with over 17 years of experience providing couples therapy, I have seen the benefits of counseling not just for the couple but for the entire family. I work with couples throughout Orange County.

Does Therapy Work?

Consumer Reports magazine conducted a survey about the effectiveness of psychotherapy in which 4,000 of the magazine’s subscribers participated. Nearly 9 out of 10 respondents who had sought mental health care said their condition had improved significantly following psychotherapy treatment. Furthermore, almost all stated that their life had become more manageable as the result of participating in counseling.