Therapies and Focus Areas

Therapies

Brainspotting and EMDR are both brain-based, somatic, neuro-experiential modalities that work at the level of the nervous system to help individual digest and process trauma, anxiety, and related issues and symptoms. EMDR works by using bi-lateral stimulation to gently encourage the brain to find a sense of safety in the present moment. Brainspotting works to unfreeze stuck emotions in the nervous system and body, supporting and facilitating the healing process. I use both approaches in my work, and have found that they significantly increase the speed of healing for many.  

In my work with individuals I bring compassion and curiosity to support you in an unfolding process of uncovering aliveness, growth, hope, and serenity. My work integrates several schools of therapy, including psychodynamic therapies (emphasizing the impact of early life experiences), somatic and mind body therapies (emphasizing the profound wisdom of the body), and neuroscience based therapies (such as Dan Siegel’s work) that honor the physiological underpinnings of all effective therapy. 

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is an effective modality for treatment resistant depression and PTSD. Ketamine works by helping the brain create new neural pathways (supporting new, more balanced thoughts and feelings). KAP can be combined with ongoing psychotherapy, and will often increase the effectiveness of talk therapy. KAP is also available as a stand-alone treatment for those who have not found relief through other modalities. I practice KAP through Hope Integrative Psychiatry in Sherman Oaks. 

EMDR and Brainspotting

Ketamine Therapy

Integrative Psychotherapy

Focus Areas

PTSD / Trauma

Sexual Assault/Abuse

War/Armed Conflict

Car Accidents/Shock traumas

Medical Trauma

Relationship Issues

Trust and intimacy issues

Communication Problems

Pre-Marital Counseling

Infidelity

Anxiety 

Social Anxiety

Generalized Anxiety

Existential Anxiety 

Phobias

Spiritual Concerns

Religious Guilt and Shame

Integrating Spiritual Experiences

Psychedelic Integration

Attachment Issues

Shame

Emotional Dysregulation 

Isolation, Relationship Difficulties

Trust Issues

Creativity and Performance

Writer's Block

Stage Fright

Creativity Issues