• About Me

    I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist serving Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Malibu, Oak Park, etc. Prior to my graduate work in clinical psychology I attended the University of California Los Angeles, where I completed my BA in psychology and worked in research involving health psychology. I received my MA degree in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis on Marriage and Family therapy from Pepperdine University. I have been practicing since 2006. I am dedicated to providing high quality services to my clients, and therefore I consistently continue with my education. Besides my regular individual and group therapy, I’m an EAGALA certified therapist practicing equine assisted therapy. I’m currently training in Somatosensory Psychology that enables me to help with emotional regulation through somatic processing in addition to cognitive and emotional processing. Adding practices that would help people be in touch with their bodily sensations and impulses in the present moment to regular talk therapy can significantly help with regulating emotions.I am also trained in providing Discernment Counseling meant to help couples on the brink of divorce. As none of us got married expecting to get divorced, we may be stuck in a marriage that doesn’t work, but are unable to move on. This service helps a couple figure out what led to the marital dysfunction while helping them determine how they want to proceed with their marriage.

  • Overview
    Degree: MFT
    Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
    Specialties:
    • Anger Issues
    • Body Image Issues
    • Marital Discord
    • Stress
    • Women’s Issues
    Approaches to Therapy:
    • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
    • Feminist Theory
    • Gestalt
    • Humanistic
    • Mindfulness-Based
    • Integrative Therapy
    • MI (Motivational Interviewing)
    • Sensorimotor
    Services Offered:
    • Couples Therapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    Ages Accepted: Adults
    Languages:
    • Bosnian
    • English
    • Croatian
    • Serbian
  • License & Certification
    Licensed by State: Yes
    Category: Therapists
    State Licensing Board: CA
    License #: 50561
  • Experience
    Role In Relation to Clients/Patients:

    In spite of our best efforts, sometimes we wind up in situations that we didn't bargain for. Divorce is one of the most extreme life interruptions. Although you gave your best to be a good mother, wife, or a partner, somehow it wasn't enough. Things did not turn out the way you hoped for. Although people see you as a successful professional and caring and dedicated mother and wife, you feel like you are never good enough. Divorce makes it even more painfully obvious.Right now, you are at the place of uncertainty, feeling inadequate, and wondering if anything you do will ever matter to anyone, or you may feel that you don't deserve the love and appreciation that you crave. You are not sure about how to move on in life and what matters to you at this point. Believe me, you are not alone feeling like this. Divorce stirs up old pain and brings these feelings back to the surface for all of us. I know this very well. I've gone through a similar struggle. You've worked so hard for all these years and made other's lives easier, while you put your feelings and desires on a back burner. We women are raised to neglect our feelings and needs for the benefit of others. The problem is that this doesn't necessarily benefit anyone, and you wind up feeling unappreciated.By working on resolving internal pain, you can actually get in touch with who you are and gain more skills to deal with difficulties that arise in the future. You'll be surprised, but you can actually live even more fulfilling life than ever before. Divorce can be a gift although at this point it may not feel so for you. The trick is in focusing on yourself at this time and becoming aware of your values and standards. By learning how to recognize and be aware of your emotions and needs you can build effective boundaries and develop more fulfilling relationships. How amazing it could be if you could feel more confident about your intuition and choices? How liberating it would it be if you didn't have to make decisions based on fear, but rather on your internal values? You could be empowered to make decisions and choices that lead you to joyful life and happiness within yourself and satisfying relationships with others.I specialize in helping women get through divorce and other relationship challenges in individual, equine assisted therapy, or couple therapy sessions. My passion is helping women awaken their intuition and emotional intelligence that's been dormant due to social upbringing that caused us to fulfill the expected roles. I would love to connect with you and discuss your unique needs and how we can work together. I am located at a convenient location in Agoura Hills serving nearby areas, such as Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Oak Park, Calabasas, Malibu, etc.

    Gender: Woman
    Race & Ethnicity: White
  • My Office
    ADA Accessible: Yes
    Near Public Transportation?: No
  • Payment
    Currently Accepting Health Insurance?: Not Accepted