For many years, I’ve been no stranger to the therapist’s couch. I first sought the counsel of a professional therapist to help confront unresolved childhood struggles and persistently strained relationships as an adult. Growing up gay in a small, deeply religious Southern town, I realized early that society had “otherized” me for simply being myself. While those around me steadfastly clung to these oppressive systems and non-sensical social structures, I felt compelled (but not always courageous) enough to reject them.
That sense of curiosity and rebellion inspired an early career in the performing arts and a second career as an entrepreneur, having Co-Founded a successful LA-based beauty brand. But despite those successes, I still yearned for a stronger identity and purpose. The process of self-interrogation led me to a Masters Degree program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, where I started to develop a deeper sense of self, alongside a heightened empathy for the world at large. However, it was only through my clinical work at Southern California Counseling Center and Larchmont Charter Elementary Schools where I truly honed my ability to help others reach the same goals of understanding and self-actualization.
How I work with clients
Psychotherapy is about transformation, but that evolution requires commitment and courage. Leaning on a trained, trusted confidant through the arduous process of self discovery can make the difference between triumph and travail. A genuine and supportive therapist can help you take an honest look inward, confronting complex (and often conflicted) feelings about your life decisions, loved ones and most importantly, yourself. With curiosity, optimism and an open-mind, we can address these obstacles together and make strides toward a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.