How long are your sessions?
My sessions are usually 50 minutes in length.  At times longer sessions can be helpful. 

How often do we meet?
We usually meet once a week.  If you're going through a really tough time, we can meet more frequently. As things get better we might meet less often.

How long will it take?
If things are going well, and you just need a little help to get through a rough time, therapy can be pretty brief.  If you're struggling with some tougher issues and you want to get to a much better place, it might mean more sessions.  You decide.

What does "ATR, MFT" mean? 
ATR means I am a Registered Art Therapist.  MFT means I'm licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist. 

What kind of training do you have?
I have 2 master's degrees, in Clinical Psychology and in Art Therapy.  I am a Certified Gestalt Therapist with 10 years of post graduate clinical training in Gestalt Therapy.  I am a core faculty member and Faculty Chair of the Pacific Gestalt Institute, a postgraduate psychotherapy training program.  I am a past president of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles.  You can learn more about this at

Do you have a sliding scale?
Yes.  I try to make my services affordable to a wide range of people. Depending on my caseload, I sometimes have sliding scale slots available.  This means I am willing to talk about a fee reduction if this is something you need.   

How do we get started?
The first step is often the hardest to take, so please don't wait.  Call me at 323-309-5138 or Email

I look forward to talking to you soon.

"When we have for so long been judged by everyone

 we meet, just to look into the eyes of another who 

does not judge us can be extraordinarily healing."

Jack Kornfield