• About Me

    I am a highly respected licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received my Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California and has been practicing in the fields of addiction, trauma, death/dying and grief for over thirty years.

    I combine my experience in trauma/grief and blend it with my knowledge of substance abuse to provide the clients with a comprehensive treatment plan for the recovery of the whole person. I have always recognized that addressing the underlying core psychological issues is essential to achieving successful long-term recovery. The development of programs for trauma patients struggling with significant life changes has been an important focus.

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  • Overview
    Degree: MA
    Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
    Specialties:
    • Addiction
    • Drug Addiction
    • Grief and Loss
    • Trauma
    Approaches to Therapy:
    • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
    • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
    Services Offered:
    • Group Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    Ages Accepted:
    • Young adults
    • Adults
    Languages: English
    Clinic Setting: Individual Private Practice
    Teletherapy Available: No
  • License & Certification
    Licensed by State: Yes
    Category: Therapists
    State Licensing Board: CA
    License #: 23092
    License Type: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT
  • Experience
    Extended Biography :

    I am the Founder, President and Executive Director of Inner Awareness Programs, Inc., which has been in existence for twenty-five years. I have acted as an expert Psychological Consultant/Evaluator for Alternative Sentencing Programs in the State of California. I am presently the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Business & Finance, as well as a key clinician at inneractions, LLC- an Intensive Outpatient Program in Woodland Hills, CA. The development of programs for trauma patients struggling with significant life changes has been an important focus. I have worked in this field of healing for over thirty years, beginning with the Visiting Nurses Association in Hospice programs, where I educated clinicians on understanding the process of grief and how to incorporate this knowledge of life transition to the treatment of addiction. I frequently collaborate with the physicians of professional sports teams providing athletes and their families with therapeutic assistance through traumatic transitions.

    Gender: Woman
    Race & Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • My Office
    ADA Accessible: Yes
    Near Public Transportation?: Yes
    Closest Bus/Train Stop:

    Canoga / Oxnard, Los Angeles, CA

  • Payment
    Currently Accepting Health Insurance?: Not Accepted
  • Crisis Therapy Project
    Pro Bono Sessions Available for: Shootings or Attacks
    Description of Pro Bono Service Services:

    I have one spot available in my schedule for an individual who was affected by the attack at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA.