Hello, I am pleased to welcome you to my website. I am a licensed Psychologist and Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist.
During my 25 years of professional experience providing psychotherapy, I have assisted individuals experiencing Emotional Distress, Relationship Issues, Social Discomfort, Sexual Problems, Loss, Poor Coping Skills, Chemical Dependence. Abuse, Clinical Disorders, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD) Concerns.
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING is used as needed in treatment following the assessment of presenting problems. Test results are discussed with the client and together we set treatment goals and continually assess progress.
INTELLIGENCE TESTING (I.Q.) is given for children seeking acceptance into the GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) and Academically Accelerated educational programs as well as for those students who are academically challenged and in need of special help.
Intelligence testing together with an ADD/ADHD assessment tool is given for ADD students entering college and/or taking the SAT’s to access special accommodations and/or to gain acceptance into a special needs program.
PERSONALITY TESTING and Intelligence testing is provided for Adults upon request.
Having earned certification as a Gerantologist from the USC School of Gerontology. I have knowledge and experience in assisting seniors to thrive and age well to fully enjoy the years ahead.
In addition to my work as a psychotherapist I have extensive experience in providing counseling assistance to EMPLOYEES AND MANAGEMENT of several major corporations regarding work related issues. Included are: Onsite Group Counseling, Seminars, Workshops, Critical Indidence Debriefings, Career Counseling and Personal Coaching.
As a PERSONAL COACH I enjoy helping you overcome obstacles that have kept you from reaching your goals and helping you to attain the personal growth and success that is within you to achieve.
Call me at (949) 916-8271 to make an appointment.
I generally use a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to treatment. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a short-term, focused psychotherapy used for a wide range of Psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, anger, panic, fears, marital conflict, loneliness, and personality problems. The focus of therapy is on how you are thinking, behaving, and communicating rather than on your early childhood experiences. Research indicates that cognitive therapy is as or more effective than medication in the treatment of depression, anxiety, obsessions, and other fears–because patients learn self-help in therapy and do not have the negative side-effects of medications. When appropriate, psychological tests and/or inventories are given as well as suggested readings or behavioral tasks recommended.