I have a passion for helping others on their journey to heal and grow. I believe that each person is different, and thus requires individualized care to support them. I believe that the relationship is the most important and healing aspect of therapy, so I take great care in treating my clients with authenticity, honesty, and compassion. I come to each client with a compassionate heart and open ears, and I hope that each person is able to create a life worth living.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology. I am currently supervised by Suzanne Wallach, PsyD, LMFT.
I approach therapy from a humanistic and experiential foundation that places importance in the relational aspect of therapy to foster personal growth and healing in individuals. I have extensive experience working with substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, and depression, and I am also skilled in treating other mood, thought, and behavioral disorders. I also assist with skill building interventions drawn from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to encourage independence and enhance self-efficacy.
I have previously worked with addiction and co-occurring disorders in Residential, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient settings, in both non-profit and private-sectors as a Primary Therapist. In my role as Primary Therapist, I coordinated care and treatment of acute cases of addiction and mental health disorders. I have not only provided individual, couple, and family therapy, but I have also run psychoeducational, process, and skill building groups on a multitude of subjects: Matrix Model Relapse Prevention and Early Recovery, Seeking Safety, DBT Skills, mindfulness, grief and loss, self-esteem, and life skills. I am an active member of the California Association and Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
Dr. Wallach is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Ottawa University in 2002, her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute in 2008, and her Doctorate in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2014.
Connect With Me
I know that choosing a therapist can be difficult, and I would like to help you. Please reach out with any questions you may have, or to schedule a free consultation.