About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and psychotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. I have a private practice in Tarzana, CA next door to Tarzana Hospital.

I am passionate about working with people and provide services for individuals, couples and families. My style is warm and engaged and I create a relaxed environment that is judgment free and confidential.

Education

I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University where I was a member of Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology. I received my master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from California State University, Long Beach with a concentration in Children, Youth and Families. I have been in private practice serving the Tarzana Community since 2004.

Clinical Experience

pregnancy loss

infertility

infant prematurity/NICU experience

transition to parenthood

the journey to adoption/surrogacy

major depression

stress

anxiety

relationship issues

infidelity issues

self esteem

chronic illness

substance abuse recovery

chronically ill children

developmentally delayed youth and adults

seriously emotionally disturbed children

I have over 18 years experience in the acute hospital setting including an internship and employment at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and pediatric volunteer work at UCLA. I worked in the Non Public School system at The HELP Group/New School for Child Development. Field and management experience at The Institute For Applied Behavioral Analysis with Developmentally Delayed Youth and Adults. 

Professional Associations

I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Psychology Today.

In order to provide the best services possible I continue to update my knowledge and expertise through attending continuing education courses and professional conferences. My License number is: LCS20981.