Welcome! I am a clinical psychologist in Pasadena, California. As a clinical psychologist, I have experience to work with all ages including a specialty in working with adolescents and children.
As I work with adolescents and children, I use a psychoanalytic informed psychotherapy. This simply means, I seek to understand how their inner worlds and family environment are impacting their development. I help the child or adolescent put words to their difficulties and create a “game plan” for them and their parents. Problems are resolved as the child or adolescent begins to learn new skills in communication and behavior while the parents learn new information to enhance their success in parenting.
I work with adults and couples through a psychoanalytic framework as well. I seek to understand dynamics in relationships. One of the main reasons for suffering is due to difficult relational experiences during development and adulthood. Making new safer meanings out of these experiences alleviates suffering and creates new growth and peace.