Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Pasadena, CA
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Mindful Therapy
Therapy with YOU in Mind.
Location
200 E. Del Mar Blvd.   
Suite 119   
PasadenaCA 91105
Additional Location
9107 Wilshire Blvd.   
Suite 200   
Beverly HillsCA 90210
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Practice Information
I am a licensed psychotherapist and passionately believe in cultivating health, well-being, and emotional resilience. I bring this passion to my work and I am dedicated to help others in the process of achieving a more balanced life. I have been in private practice for 13 years and have offices conveniently located in Pasadena and Beverly Hills.

I believe good mental health begins with an ability to connect the dots of our individual “stories” in order to develop a coherent narrative and "make sense" of that story. To accomplish this, I collaborate with my clients utilizing a variety of interventions including mindfulness practices and EMDR to assist in emotional regulation and symptom relief. I also help my clients identify specific coping strategies that may have brilliantly served them in childhood and adolescence but may no longer be useful or needed today. I help individuals understand themselves, parents better understand their children and help partners express themselves to each other more effectively. My clients are excited by our work and share that they often feel more hopeful and resilient after our sessions. Additionally, they acquire practical tools to take into their day-to-day lives.

My current practice includes adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. I also see couples, families and children. I have a special expertise in working with the adoption community and facilitate various groups and workshops throughout the year for adoptees as well as adoptive parents and birth parents. I conduct workshops promoting adoption awareness for educators and mental health professionals. I co-chaired and presented at the First Annual Adopt Salon Conference in November 2012. Featured presenters included Nancy Verrier, Adam Pertman, Marlou Russell and many other leaders in the adoption field.

Additionally, as a California approved Clinical Supervisor, I provide supervision and guidance to interns and trainees accruing experiential hours toward MFT licensure.

My areas of expertise include:

• Relief from depression, anxiety and suffering
• Helping couples and families communicate more effectively
• Adoption issues: I work with adoptees, adoptive families and couples who are considering adoption. I facilitate support groups and psycho-education groups several times during the year for all members of the adoption and foster care community.
• Adolescents struggling with school stress, concentration, peer relations and esteem issues
• Parenting concerns
• Grief, trauma and loss
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Counseling / Therapy
 Adolescents
 Adoption
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Eating Disorders
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Relationship Issues
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
Licenses/Certifications
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
License Info
MFC40345, California
Education
EDUCATION:
• MA in Clinical Psychology – Antioch University, Los Angeles, California ~ 2000
• BA in Communications – Pepperdine University, Malibu, California ~ 1990

CLINICAL TRAINING:
• Private practice internship – Beverly Hills, California ~ 2002-2003
• The Maple Counseling Center – Beverly Hills, California ~ 2000-2002
• New Directions for Youth – Van Nuys, California ~ 1998-2000
Bio:
EXPERIENCE:

• Clinical Supervisor ~ 2006-present

• Staff member: Maple Counseling Center, Beverly Hills, California ~ 2000-2010

• Executive Supervisor: Maple Center Crisis Response Team ~ 2000-2010

• Pro-bono work: "A Home Within", Los Angeles, CA ~ 2006-present

• Consulting therapist: "Children’s Lifesaving Foundation", Los Angeles, CA ~ 2003-present

• Consulting therapist: "Young and Healthy", Pasadena, CA ~ 2011-present

• Founder/Director, "Let’s Learn Tutoring Service", Los Angeles, CA ~1996-2009



CLASSES/SEMINARS OFFERED AND PUBLISHED WORK:

• Adoption education and support groups for all members of the adoption and foster care community.

• Adoption education and training workshops for therapists, teachers and healthcare practitioners.

• Consulting therapist for The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation, Los Angeles, California.

• Author Continuing Education course material for Gerry Grossman seminars.

• Published on Huffington Post
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Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit cards
Hours
Flexible day, evening and weekend hours
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