As LGBTQ individuals we often find that the first step to progress is learning to accept ourselves. Sometimes this means repairing the trauma of growing up different in a “straight world.” I’ve done this work myself and it gives me great joy to help others overcome the negative effects of homophobia.
As a therapist, I help my clients overcome obstacles by shifting what they’ve believed to be their shame into their strength.
We all experience difficulty in our own way. I commonly help clients with anxiety, stress, depression, toxic shame, sexual addiction, and issues with intimacy, low self-esteem, or negative relationship patterns.
I have extensive experience helping men who struggle with crystal meth and other addictions. I’ve also created and implemented first-of-its-kind therapeutic programs for LGBTQ youth, which now span clinic locations across Southern California. My Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University includes a specialization in LGBTQ Affirmative Psychotherapy.
The decision to seek help is a big step. Selecting a therapist who is the right fit for you is equally important. In our work you’ll find me a relaxed presence who will listen but also provide feedback and ask questions to help you find the change you need.
My greatest gratification is to support individuals in leading a fulfilled life, based in their own voice.