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East West Therapy Hawaii
Beginning the process of Psychotherapy is a courageous step! I believe that the emergence of symptoms such as anxiety, depression, addiction, reltionship difficulties, grief & mourning, sexual orientation/identity, work/career issues, self-esteem, spiritual, and others are often a call from psyche, announcing the arrival of a new level of self-awareness, consciousness, and psycho-spiritual integration. We become introduced to previously-unknown aspects of ourselves which come “online” when it is time to transition to a new phase of our life and development.
These psychic eruptions often make themselves known in such recognizeable phenomena as dreams, fantasies, images, and emotional/psychological symptoms. Most of us need an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate guide to help us navigate this sometimes difficult yet potentially fruitful period. I feel privileged to be called-on to respectfully accompany my patients on this powerful and profoundly-meaningful journey.
I offer over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, children, and families. I have experience with such issues and populations as: depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and mourning, eating disorders, addiction, ADHD, the Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, & Intersex community, sexual orientation and identity, and HIV. I have studied and utilize many therapeutic and psycho-spiritual modalities in my work including: Jungian-based Archetypal Psychotherapy, Dreamwork, Archetypal Psychology, Zen Buddhism, Meditation, Sandplay Therapy, Dance Therapy, and Art therapy. I am currently a Candidate in the Analyst Training Program at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.
I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA and am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADAC) in California.
Treatment Modalities: Jungian Depth Psychotherapy, Analytic Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies, Sandplay Therapy. Individual, Couples, Child, & Family Therapy
Insurance Accepted: In Network: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Value Options, Blue Cross of California, Blue Card, Pacificare, Medicare, APS, Deer Oaks, Motion Picture, Multiplan, United Behavioral Health California,Tricare, other PPO’s Out-of Network
Fee Schedule:: Regular Fee: $150.00 with sliding scale based on insurance and financial situation.