My work is active, compassionate, and collaborative. I enjoy working with clients who want to have a deeper understanding of themselves to be able to make positive changes. I work with couples and individuals to create a relationship that feels safe. I help my clients gain a deeper understanding, that reveals alternative choices and a path to building more connected and meaningful relationships with themselves and within other important relationships in their lives. I also help my clients build on their strengths as I work with them supportively to attain their relationship and personal growth goals.
While I primarily work from an attachment theoretical orientation, I integrate complimentary interventions to offer a personalized approach tailored to each of my clients needs.
I am originally from Israel and Sweden and have always felt curious and drawn to learning about people’s unique stories. I believe that people have tremendous resilience and that healing and growth happens in a safe connected relationship such as with a compassionate and skillful therapist.
Education and Clinical Training:
I received my B.A. in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Rutgers, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology in Alameda, California.
I completed my pre doctoral internship at The University of California Davis Counseling Center and my postdoctoral internship at The Kaiser Permanente Out Patient psychotherapy clinic in Pleasanton, California.
I have received extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and continue to attend trainings and participate in consultation groups with other therapists who specialize in couples therapy.
I am a certificated Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ facilitator, an experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, which I use in my practice in groups and individual therapy.
I am also trained in Discernment Counseling. A short term couples approach for couple who are on the brink of divorce and uncertain about the next step in their relationship.
Both my clinical training and my life experiences have provided me with the interest and skill to work with some of the following topics:
- Life and developmental transitions.
- Issues around intimacy both emotional and sexual intimacy.
- Separation and divorce.
- Bi-cultural and Bi-racial identity and relationships.
- Transition to parenting.
- Parenting issues.
- Career concerns.
- Grief and loss.
- Caring for aging parents.
I view working with my clients as an honor and a privilege. I believe that therapy is an important and big investment both emotionally, time wise, and financially. I believe that it is important for you to find a therapist that you feel safe and connected with and you feel is a good fit for you. Please look around my website and contact me if you would like to discuss working together.