About Cindy


cindyAs a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (MFC 81539), my practice includes adolescents, adults, couples, family, and group therapy. I have experience treating relational problems, addiction, depression, anxiety, self-injury, grief, trauma, and mood disorders.

My specialty is working with adolescents and young adults. We work together to identify and resolve issues such as: low self-esteem, identity confusion, self-injurious behavior (cutting), peer-pressure, substance abuse, bullying, and difficulty with emotional connection.

I believe that effective therapy provides a safe and supportive space for deepening self-awareness, examining emotions, skillfully managing reactions to life circumstances, and building healthy communication within relationships. My goal is to create that environment for every patient.

Education & Training:

I obtained a B.A. in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and went on to complete a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. I’ve worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, including but not limited to: outpatient clinics, a psychiatric urgent care, as well as an adolescent residential treatment facility.  I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist, CGP and facilitate a weekly parenting group at Paradigm Adolescent Treatment Center in Malibu.  I am also trained in Level 1 of the Trauma Resiliency Model, TRM®.

My professional affiliations and memberships include the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT), and Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA).

You can also find me on www.psychologytoday.com.