About Sheila

 

 

Most importantly, I love people and believe in their basic goodness and
desire for wholeness.

I have a master's degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in
marriage and family therapy. I hold my undergraduate degree in Sociology as well as Political Science. I received a Specialization from Antioch University in working with Gay and Lesbian clients and have continued training in Object Relations and Jungian Depth Psychotherapy.

I have a background in the Arts and am a published author of fiction.
I continue expanding my understanding of the Psyche and hold certificates in psychoanalytic training from the Psychoanalytic Center of California and the Jung Institute of Los Angeles. I began my clinical training at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center; Center for the Study of Youth at Cedars Sinai Hospital; Aurora Behavioral, Las Encinas Hospital and trained under the supervision of Dr. Mary Hayden.

Contacting me is easy. Just call (323) 362-3121 and I will contact you as soon as possible.

Together we can unravel what keeps you in grief, depression, fear or anxiety. I am dedicated to helping you access those parts of your self that long for development.

If you think I might be helpful for you, please call or email to set up a consultation.


Some of my presentations are:

• Created and led workshop for Models of Pride (2010) – Writing as Therapy for Teenagers

• Presented to the CAMFT (2009) - How to Identify and Treat Internalized Homophobia

• Presented to Los Angeles Gay Psychotherapy Association (2009) – Socratic Questions for the Lesbian Client

• Presented to UCLA (Fall 2013 Psychology Program) - Treatment Considerations for the Chemically Dependent Gay and Lesbian Client

• Facilitator for Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles, Jungian Approach to Group Psychotherapy (2012)

-Board Member of Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles/Certified in End of Life Care
-Member of California Association of Marriage Family Therapists
-San Gabriel Valley CAMFT
-American Association of Marriage Family Therapists
-Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles

I help people with a variety of issues, and I have particular expertise in:

  • Couples Counseling
  • The Coming Out Process
  • Overcoming Creative and Emotional Blocks
  • Mid-Life Changes
  • Personality Difficulties with
  • Self and Others
  • Relationships with Money
  • Grief and Loss
  • Addiction
  • Career and Life Transitions
  • Divorce
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

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