Get to Know Me and My Approach

What does the word “difficult” mean for you?  It meant lots of things for me.  It still does have personal meaning only I don’t take those things in anymore.
  • I often suffered the consequences of other people’s actions. 
  • I often was accused of yelling when I was just being assertive. 
  • The words, “woulda, coulda, shoulda” went round and round in my brain.    
  • I was blamed and expected to change just because I disagreed with someone.
  • Getting even;  saying “gotcha” gave me great joy.     
  Does this happen to you?       

    Zora and Dafka

    If You Answer YES to Any of These Questions

    I can relate to you.  If this answer gives you pain and causes you trouble in your life, I can relate to you.  I did all of these things—and more. 

    It took me a while to realize that I was not getting what I wanted by being this way. I wasn’t being heard. I wasn’t being cared about.  I wasn’t having the relationships that I wanted. I knew that I had to do something.

    Fortunately, I eventually found a wonderful therapist.  It took some looking and I was really lucky.  She very non-judgmentally helped me realize that I wouldn’t lose my
    SELF if I changed and gave up some of these reactions. In fact, I was more likely to get what I really wanted—and you know what?  I did!

    You, too, can begin a journey to getting what you want. You may have tried other therapists who were not quite a match for you. I would love to hear your story and would be honored to accompany you on your journey.




    • BA San Diego State University: History, Art History, Sociology
    • MSSW Hebrew University Jerusalem: Social Work
    • MA Antioch University, San Francisco, CA: Clinical Psychology, emphasis in Somatics
    • CA Marriage and Family Therapist License: LMFC 23012
    • Certified EMDR practitioner