Psychotherapy M.A. LMFT #97305
I received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University in 2011. During my time at Antioch University,
I interned at various treatment facilities while providing individual, couples, family and group therapy.
For the past seven years, I have worked with clients struggling with eating disorders, chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders.
I have extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders and body image. For the past 4 years, I have been working as a primary therapist at a treatment center for eating disorders in Santa Monica.
As a primary therapist, I would assess and treat all clients. The role that I served as a primary therapist at the facility was geared toward adolescents but I have been working with all ages (Men and Women) throughout my duration in this field and in all levels of care.
Prior to my career as a therapist, I worked in the filed of movement and dance for 20 years teaching exercise, movement, Pilates and mind body connection.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from “Seminar Hakibutzim University” in Israel in 2000, with a focus on Education and Movement.
In my work, I conceptualize treatment from a Humanistic and Experiential approach, utilizing my background in dance and movement to connect the clients’ body and mind.
I believe that in order to have a peace of mind and achieve recovery, it is essential to connect the somatic part to the body in a healthy way.
I also work with clients who struggle with relationship issues, codependency issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem and difficulties with life’s changes, phases and stressors.
I work with clients collaboratively on finding their own voice and learning to assert their true needs and wants.
Together we practice how to set up healthy boundaries, how to be kind to oneself, have compassion and to accept themselves, especially when they are struggling.
I believe that self-care and the freedom to be one self is essential for fulfilling one’s lives and that all individuals hold the capacity to have healthier and more balanced lives.
With the understanding of one’s struggle, compassion, and healthy boundaries, all individuals are capable and deserve to live their life fully with more self-acceptance, less stress, recovery and growth.