Originally from the east coast, I moved to Los Angeles over 20 years ago. I have a BA in Mathematics and an MA in Clinical Psychology.
Over the past 12 years, I have worked at many agencies in the Los Angeles area working with individuals, couples and families as a psychodynamically trained psychotherapist. I am very interactive in my work with my clients providing other theoretical approaches when appropriate.
Throughout this time, I worked with many clients, who experienced anxiety, panic attacks, depression, eating disorders, addictions, loss and other emotional experiences that were debilitating. As I worked with these clients, I realized that they were able to reduce their emotional reactions, but they were not able to completely stop their anxiety, panic attacks, or strong emotional reactions. After reading about the success of EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, I knew that this was the theoretical approach I wanted to pursue, because EMDR is able to get to the root of the emotional charge, which in turn decreases the disturbing memory and the emotional charge by replacing the negative thoughts and feelings associated with traumatic memories with positive thoughts and beliefs.
What is EMDR?