Anna is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist and Certified Play Therapist based on the Westside of Los Angeles. Anna works with a variety of clients including adults, children, teenagers and families. Clients come to see Anna to feel a level of support that allows them to express themselves through whatever language suits them best, whether this be verbal or through art and play. Oftentimes parents seek out Anna’s training in art and play therapies in order to support their child to connect with an understanding adult. Anna works to support the whole family when possible, knowing that a child client is not coming to the therapy office in a vacuum but rather is impacted by the needs of his/her surroundings. Anna’s clients have struggles through life transitions, stress management, behavioral concerns, trauma, and relationship issues.
Anna’s approach is dependent on the needs of the client. Anna specializes in art and play therapies, but knows to take the cues from the client to explore what approach will be more supportive. Art and play serve as a supportive tools for adults, even if it’s just the understanding of the appreciation of the meaning of art and play rather than the practice in a therapy session. Grounding techniques are taught and cultivated in sessions. Anna encourages clients to explore and trust their emotional needs to gain needed insight. The gut is a very telling tool. Anna utilizes an eclectic approach, gleaning from attachment therapies and family systems work in order to try to address the bigger needs that the client may be expressing.
Anna hopes to build relationships with clients that offer them the space to feel heard and seen. Anna is hopeful that her clients are able to get their needs met in sessions, even when this seems like an intangible idea. Anna also understands that therapy is about fit and appropriate support and likes to make sure that the client feels that Anna is the best fit for the level of understanding needed in therapy.
Anna received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005 and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy & Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University in 2009. She received a certification in Play Therapy from the University of California San Diego Extension program in 2018.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation
Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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Therapist in Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Star View Community Services, 2009 - Present
University of California San Diego Extension, Certification in Play Therapy, 2018
Loyola Marymount University, MFT Specializing in Clinical Art Therapy, 2009
University of California Berkeley, BA, 2005