I am currently a psychoanalytic candidate at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. This intensive curriculum involves post-doctoral level coursework covering a wide breadth of analytic thought, as well as infant observation, supervised control cases, and my own analysis. I am co-chair of the Student Society at LAISPS, which focuses on mentoring young clinicians in the field who are interested in working from a depth approach. I am also on the board of the Diversity Committee, and I recognize the urgent need for outreach, inclusion, and sensitivity to non-majority groups in the psychoanalytic field as well as in the broader psychological community.
I have worked in a wide array of clinical settings treating diverse populations throughout Los Angeles from homeless and at risk youth, to high profile executives and creative professionals. I was elected by my peers to serve as the Vice President for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals ( IAEDP) in Los Angeles, and have completed extensive post graduate specialization training in trauma, eating disorders, and the early developmental ruptures that underlie an impaired capacity for connection to self and to others. I am a champion of treatment that considers mind, body, and the collective, and I am attuned to the profound impact cultural and transgenerational trauma has on the psyche. I believe each of us are much more than the sum of our symptoms. I have deep faith in the beauty and potential of the true self, and in our mind’s ability to seek integration and healing.
How I Work
I believe in treating the whole person, and hold firmly to the principle that one should never forget the unique humanity of a client through the over-valuation of any theory.