For over the past 15 years I have been providing therapy for a variety of clients who are dealing with a range of issues – trauma, grief, loss, addiction/recovery, performance anxiety as well as duel diagnosis. In addition, I have worked extensively with cancer and HIV positive patients.
Most recently I worked at UCLA Medical Center assisting patients in coping with their cancer diagnosis, as well as issues with grief and loss.
Prior to UCLA I worked as a clinical therapist and associate director at AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) at their Westside and Valley clinics. In May of 2005 I presented a lecture at the National HIV/AIDS social work conference in Washington D.C. on the topic of internalized homophobia and its correlation with crystal-meth use. At AHF I also co-facilitated a weekly support group for adults living with HIV/AIDS. Much of my work at AHF dealt with substance abuse and internalized homophobia.