I have been in practice for over 35 years. I weave my Psychotherapy to suit each person that I am working with. Trained in numerous modalities, I respect and work with the psycho-socio-biological and spiritual parts of each person. Developing a therapeutic relationship and cultivating trust are primary in my work with my clients. Intuition, perceptiveness and energy fields guide me as well. My strong interest with trauma work comes from my belief that we all have been traumatized in different ways. Being in the womb, leaving the womb and the birthing process are the beginnings of trauma.
I have a special interest in working with those who have cancer, hereditary cancer, as well as the BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genetic Mutations. Most of my clients are adults and Kupunas (seniors) and I find depression, anxiety and trauma to be most prevalent. I also provide couples psychotherapy, clinical supervision, consultations, and workshops/trainings.
Born in NY and having lived in Brazil, Japan and Hawaii, I am culturally sensitive. I have had much experience working with Brasileros, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Veterans, Military, and New Yorkers. Having been through years of my own Psychotherapy, I understand the process both intellectually as well as experientially.
Specialties: Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression
Issues: Addiction, Alzheimer's, Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Impulsivity, Codependency, Coping Skills, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Hereditary Cancers and Genetic Mutations, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Marital and Premarital, Men's Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Substance Abuse, Transgender, Women's Issues
Mental Health: Elderly Persons Disorder, Impulse Control Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders
Sexuality: Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender
Groups: Women's Support Group
Fees: $120 per session
Sliding-scale fee is available on a limited basis. Let me know if cost is a barrier to therapy and we can see what's possible.
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna, Anthem, Beacon, Blue Cross-Blue Shield Hawaii, Ceridian, Comcast Mental Health Benefits Accepted in Full, ComPsych, EmblemHealth, Empire Blue Sheild, FEI Behavioral Health, HMSA, Magellan Behavioral Health, Home Visits As Needed, Kaiser (Out of Network), Medicare, Military One Source - In Person and Video, TRICARE, TriWest, UHA, UMR, ValueOptions, WellPoint
I also can bill your insurance as an out-of-network provider, at your request. You are responsible for payment at the time of our session. Once the claim is submitted, your insurance provider is responsible for reimbursing you directly at the rate outlined in your plan.
1825 FOREST HILL BLVD, SUITE 103, WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33406
DAY, EVENING, AND WEEKEND HOURS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY