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 seek to understand how their inner worlds and family environment are helping or hindering their development. I work with the child by helping them think about their emotional world in bringing awareness to their needs and how to get their needs met in the most successful way. The parents and I partner together to build a game plan for their child, them, and the family. Problems are resolved as the child begins to learn new skills in communication, emotional intelligence, and behavior while parents learn new information to enhance their success in parenting. I use a formal psychoanalytic informed psychotherapy approach from The Psychoanalytic Center of California.
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.