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Counselor / Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

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I create a safe, non-judgmental space for parents and teens to explore their obstacles, ask their questions and express their feelings.

I will help you:

• Build better communication within the family
• Create a more peaceful home environment
• Resolve issues from the past for a clean slate
• Cope with the problems teens face today

I help teens approach life’s challenges with confidence and success. I help parents understand the issues teens face today, improve their relationship with their child and respond effectively to family challenges.

BENEFITS OF YOUR TEEN WORKING WITH ME:

• Understanding & Changing Self-Defeating Behaviors
• Learning How To Communicate Respectfully
• Enhancing Your Family’s Relationships
• Mastering Their Social Interactions
• Clarifying Their Dreams & Goals
• Improving Their Grades
Bio
I specialize in:

• Supporting Parents of Teenagers
• Adolescents and Young Adults
• Diverse Multi-Cultural Families

I can help with any of the following Adolescent Phase of Life Issues:

• Anxiety
• Bullying
• Depression
• Impulse control
• Low self esteem
• Substance abuse
• Learning challenges
• Acculturation difficulties
• Self-destructive behavior
• Parent-child relationship problems

Schedule a FREE Parent Consultation, and allow me to demonstrate the support I can offer you and your family.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Adolescents  Depression  Relationship Issues
 Anger Management  Family Conflict  Self Esteem Issues
 Anxiety and Panic  Life Transitions  Stress Management
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Certifications
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
QUALIFICATIONS:

* Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor
* Advanced training in Adolescent Psychology
* 11 years experience as a practicing counselor for Teens

My undergraduate work is in psycho-biology. My graduate work is in clinical psychology with child specialization studies.

My Coursework Included:

• Family Systems
• Child Advocacy and Social Policy
• Treating Adolescents: Coping with Emerging Identity
• Parental Support and Participation in Child Therapy
• Adolescent Development
• Treatment of Diverse Clients
• Cross-Cultural Infant Observation

I also went on to do advanced work in:

• Respectful Parent Training (RIE)
• Working Effectively with Resistant and Burned-Out Parents
• Child Custody Mediation Training
• Attachment Theory
Memberships
Adolescent and Family Therapy, and Teen Support Groups offered to clients living in: Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Beverly Glen, Culver City, Brentwood, Westwood, Marina Del Rey, Mar Vista, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Topanga Beach and Topanga Canyon, Ocean Park, Hancock Park, West Hollywood.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit cards, and provide a superbill for all PPO's that accept out of network providers.
Hours:M-F 2 - 9 p.m., Saturdays 9 - noon
License:CA LMFT # 54162
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Location
1421 Santa Monica Bl., Suite 108
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