About

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ABOUT

I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist practicing under the supervision of Suzanne Wallach, PsyD, LMFT. I understand therapy as a collaborative process that allows trust and authenticity to foster insight and growth, exploring how the past informs the present.

I have extensive experience working with issues related to anxiety and mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, addiction, trauma, binge-eating / restricting, life transitions, identity formation, personality disorders, and more. I help clients learn and practice skills for tolerating pain in times of crisis, responding instead of reacting, increasing self-respect, improving relationships, and participating fully in each moment.

My therapeutic approach incorporates psychodynamic, LGBTQ+ affirmative, and humanistic orientations and integrates interventions from experiential, CBT, and DBT approaches to cultivate self-efficacy. I specialize in working with individual adults and couples, as well as adolescents and children ages 5 and up. 

I cater my sessions to best fit the unique needs of each client, always meeting them with empathy and authenticity. As an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, I offer a safe space for exploring and understanding identity with a nonjudgmental, affirmative, warm stance. My practice provides services to clients of all ethnicities, religions, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, and relationship expansive communities. My ultimate goal is to remind clients of their own resourcefulness as we work together to create and enhance a life worth living. 

 

Education

Antioch University Los Angeles
M.A. in Clinical Psychology (LGBQ Specialization)

Pepperdine University
B.A. in Psychology

Behavioral Tech — The Linehan Institute
DBT Foundational Training

Violet Oaklander Foundation
Violet Solomon Oaklander Model Training

National Crimes Victim & Research Center
Trauma-Focused CBT Training

American Heart Association
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Certified

Experience

Private Practice / Suzanne Wallach Psychotherapy
Individual, Couple, & Group Therapist
Beverly Hills, CA

Center for the Study of Young People in Group
Resource Associate
West Hollywood, CA

Being Alive Los Angeles
Primary Therapist
West Hollywood, CA

The Affirmative Couch
Author / Presenter
Los Angeles, CA

Residential & Outpatient Treatment
Counselor / Group Facilitator
Los Angeles, CA

affiliations

California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
Member 2017 to present

American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
Member 2018 to present

Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles
Member 2019 to present

Association for Play Therapy
Member 2019 to present

Los Angeles Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies
Member 2019 to present

Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association
Member 2019 to present