Each new journey begins with one step. One step at a time, and one foot in front of the other will allow you to get where you need to be. Therapy is often the starting point in facilitating the change that you are hoping to achieve in your life. I am a therapist in Simi Valley, and I specialize in working with teens and adults that are in the LGBTQIA community, with a focus on transgender people and their journey.
I have many years of experience working in schools, hospitals, treatment centers, county mental health facilities and individual private practice. My experience enables me to offer effective and individualized psychological care. I treat a number of mental health issues, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with something that you just can't figure out on your own? Are you needing a safe space to work on yourself or the relationships in your life? My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan that will facilitate the needed changes in your life.
My promise is to be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to become your most authentic self! I look forward to hearing from you!
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through our work together in therapy, I am able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had so that you can live your best life.
Our gender identity is something that we are typically aware of between the ages of 3 and 5. Due to different reasons, largely biological, a person's gender identity (in their brain) may not match up with the sex that they were assigned at birth. Not everyone is aware of what is going on at a young age, let alone supported for it. There are many gender expressions and variations, and I am a safe person to help you explore your gender. I also have experience in assisting and supporting family members and/or partners on this journey.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are a place to explore what isn't working, healing areas of hurt, and finding new ways to connect in healthier, more productive ways. Learning to communicate in new and more helpful ways is often a great starting point to making change.
Please contact me to set an appointment.
2775 Tapo St, Suite 204 Simi Valley, California 93063, United States
I also offer tele-therapy. Contact me for information on how to get started.
One hour, in-office or tele-therapy
90 minutes, in-office
I regularly will have groups when the need presents itself. Please reach out to me through email or phone if you are interested in attending.
No matter where you are in your stage of transition, this group is supportive, safe and a great way to meet friends.
$30 individual/$50 couple
Come to get support from other parents on a similar journey as yours. Whether your child is questioning their gender or has already figured things out, parents need support and help with their feelings, too! This is a safe and confidential group, led by a therapist with extensive personal and professional experience with transgender people. Guidance, education and support will be provided.
I AM NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY INSURANCE COMPANIES. I ACCEPT CASH, CHECK OR PAYPAL FOR PAYMENT