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ONLINE TELETHERAPY

This office has added a online teletherapy component. This can be accessed by clicking roback.breakthrough.com Insurance reimbursement for this service is currently only available locally to members whose behavioral health benefits are handled by Magellan Health Care / Human Affairs International of California, the mental health service administrator for Blue Shield. Hopefully other insurance companies will reimburse for this service in the not too distant future. Alternatively, patients desiring to do so can choose to pay privately when insurance reimbursed teletherapy services are not available. If interested, please contact the office for related fees. In most cases, an in-person assessment will be required prior to commencing with treatment online. Please contact this office for any additional information or availability. Please check back for updates. 

Welcome to my office! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who received both professional clinical training, as well as earning both graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). I maintain a full time psychotherapy and counseling practice in West Los Angeles (WLA), California and have thirty years of professional experience as a therapist, treating adults, adolescents and children, with a particular sensitivity and compassion towards assisting those who are ambivalent or uncomfortable in entering treatment.

In my practice, I seek to assist my patients in identifying emotional and psychological obstacles that are preventing them from achieving the quality of life that they deserve. I strive to foster a respectful therapy relationship that provides the empathy and emotional safety to address personal and work related concerns in a truthful, consistent and objective fashion. I feel that a crucial characteristic of a successful therapy experience includes ongoing support of self-respect and self-confidence, in assisting individuals and couples in building on existing psychological strengths. It is very important to me, that treatment in my office facilitates self-reliance, and ultimately an increased sense of personal value. A primary outcome of successful psychotherapy is that of making choices that will promote an increased sense of personal and professional satisfaction.

Additional services provided include conducting corporate staff development workshops, aimed at reducing tension and conflict in the workplace, ensuring an environment that more efficiently utilizes time and resources. In addition I consult with work-place managers regarding staff-management concerns, including union disputes, and facilitate post-traumatic stress debriefing. I also provide management referred treatment and evaluation of corporate employees. An additional dimension of my practice has included treating many individuals in the creative arts, addressing the unique emotional complexities and concerns, often present in the entertainment industry. Last but not least, I proudly provide mental health services to active and retired members of the military, and their families. This is often an underserved population with a wide range of unique and complex needs, that requires careful and thoughtful attention.

Other professional activities have included my serving in the roles of university instructor, clinical program manager, senior clinical faculty, as well as clinical supervisor and consultant. In addition, I have participated in various aspects of peer-review, as well as in evaluating the utilization and delivery of mental health care services. I have also served as Commissioner, Subject Matter Expert, and Licensing Appeals Reviewer for the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. In addition, as a proponent of skillful, competent mental health care delivery, I spent several years serving as a practicing therapist member on a health care insurance industry Quality Management Committee.

For additional information on my practice, I encourage you to download and read the office brochure. This will more than likely answer any remaining questions that you may have. If you still have additional questions, please feel free to contact me. As an added benefit and courtesy, most insurance plans are accepted for most services in my office. I sincerely appreciate that you have chosen to entrust me with your mental health care, professional development and or corporate workplace needs, and hope that my assistance proves to be valuable for you.

For New Patients

If you are interested in becoming a new patient in this office, the first step is to click H E R E
and follow the instructions regarding submitting your health care insurance information to this office. Once your insurance benefits are confirmed, you will receive a follow up email regarding your financial responsibility for treatment, as well as scheduling availability. Once you have determined that the cost of treatment is affordable for you, and you have been offered scheduling options that will work with your schedule, please click H E R E to download required New Patient Forms. Please print and complete all of these forms. It is important that you bring them with you, along with any fees required, to your first office visit. Please have the Office Information Summary form handy on your first visit. It will have all essential office location, and building access information. For directions and maps to the office, click H E R E.

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