I work with adults in a variety of ways from short-term intervention to longer range psychoanalytic therapy. I have been able to help people with anxiety, depression, compulsive behavior, sleep problems, and all sorts of relationship problems.
If we work together, I will dedicate myself to helping you open up possibilities you didn’t know were there. I will be a supportive, non-judgmental partner, helping you see where you are and where you want to be.
To schedule a consultation, please call 310-284-3600.
I have specialized training in couples counseling and I find it rewarding to help couples who are struggling. I know how hard it can be to make the first appointment, and I have a good track record of relating to and encouraging the partner who is more reluctant to come to therapy. The issues that irritate people about their partners tend to be very powerful and deeply rooted, but can really improve after some counseling with an objective, caring third party.
There is a way to end a marriage without toxic battles that hurt everyone. It is called collaborative divorce or consensual dispute resolution. Divorce can be a positive choice. If you have children, you may realize that you will have to work with your ex for a long time, well beyond your children reaching age 18. Consider all the choices you will have to agree on, from how to get him/her to use the potty, what school or activities to enroll in, to handling risky behavior in the teenage years. Given all this parenting that you must continue to do together, it will be in everyone’s best interest to keep you on the best speaking terms possible. The way you divorce sets the tone for how you will co-parent for years to come.
If you are considering divorcing, I can give you referrals to attorneys and other professionals to help you with the process and I can help with the emotional impact. Couples can even work out a mission statement for their divorce which allows them to affirm what they do believe and do want for the family’s future. You do not have to feel out of control in this process.
Sometimes a mediated or collaborative divorce is also less expensive–see this interesting chart comparing the costs of different types of divorce. It is certainly less costly in terms of stress and personal exposure in court, though in some cases of course, litigation is the appropriate and best way to go. I can help you figure out which way is best for you.
Feel free to call me at 310-284-3600 to get this started now.