My Approach

I’ve guided many people through difficult life transitions and exciting personal growth and would like to help you, too. I have a deep toolkit.  My approach is tailored to your unique needs.  I’m professional, easy to talk to, compassionate and down-to-earth. I bring a lifetime of experience. I’ve been there myself.  I can light the way to help you discover what is authentic and right for you. I draw from well-proven methods and in-depth training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Jungian thought, mindfulness meditation, interpersonal neurobiology and mind-body interventions.

I’m also a certified couples and sex therapist trained and supervised by Walter Bracklemans MD, originator of Inter-analytic Couples Therapy and  founder of the American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists (AACAST).  I practice couples and sex therapy as a combined discipline. I teach the Dialog of Intimacy: how to empathetically connect with each others inner experience and create a deeper bond of closeness, intimacy and understanding. I also provide sex education and help couples develop erotic intelligence.

I have a lifelong commitment to learning and personal growth. My approach with COUPLES  is informed by prominent leaders in  couples treatment including: Esther Perel (Mating In Captivity), Sue Johnson (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy), John Gottman (The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work), David Snarch (Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships), (Ellen Bader (Tell Me No Lies: How to Stop Lying to Yourself and Your Partner in the 4 Stages of Marriage), Charles and Caroline Muir (Tantra:The Art of Conscious Loving) Stan Tatkin (Wired for Love) and Jack Rosenberg (The Intimate Couple).

Because the most important success factor is your fit with the therapist, I offer a no obligation 15 minute phone consultation to explore what brings you to treatment at this time and you can get a sense of me and how we might work together.

My Encino office is currently still closed but I offer Telehealth/online appointments. If you are interested in booking a phone consultation, please call me at (818) 754-8277 or contact me here.