Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist AMFT 118153
Supervised by Jennifer R. Levin, MFT, PhD, FT, MFC 93269
One of the most challenging and emotionally taxing transitions is the loss of a loved one. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for helping navigate grief and holding hope for you when you cannot yet hold it for yourself. While there is nothing that can truly prepare you for the loss of a loved one, grieving can become more complex when the death comes suddenly or from traumatic circumstances. With a focus on traumatic bereavement, I can work with you to address and heal from their trauma, a necessary part of this complicated grieving process. I help to identify personal strengths and coping skills that promote stabilization after loss. My goal is to help you not only get through but to find new meaning out of despair, to discover hope for the future. Beyond grief, I work with individuals experiencing depression, trauma, anxiety, and substance use disorders.
I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree at UCLA and my Master’s Degree with a specialization in Trauma at Pacific Oaks College. My clinical training experience prepared me to work within the psychiatric unit at Adventist Health Medical Center, where I helped patients confront mental health crises requiring acute hospital treatment, including major depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, psychosis, grief and loss, and suicidal ideation. I continue my work as a therapist at the hospital, working with patients, and also offering support to families who face the effects of a loved one’s mental health diagnosis and associated challenges.
I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and am currently providing individual and group therapy services to adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families at Therapy Heals, Inc.