Counseling//about me 

To date, I have presented to over 12,000 people through my organization Not-the-Target ( I provide parents, children and teachers with the information they need to be assertive and stand up for themselves. I also started The Therapy Co-Operative, an organization dedicated to making sure therapists are they best they can be. jbp

Counseling Philosophy

I believe that each human possesses the capacity to live a meaningful life. I work with both thoughts and feelings to help you find meaning in your life. During sessions, I strive to provide you with a safe and nourishing learning environment to explore your particular challenges. 


By exploring thoughts and feelings, we integrate our own internal intellectual and body wisdom to define a meaningful life. We are all teachers and students. I love the process of counseling because we learn from one another during sessions.


Areas of Emphasis


One of my favorite things to do is find out what makes us humans tick. I work with individuals struggling with finding and staying motivated. Through individual work and group forums, I've helped many people learn what truly motivates them.



I have presented to more than 12,000 students, teachers and parents providing anti-bullying support through my organization, not-the-target.


School Based Counseling

For more than 5 years I have worked closely with schools and their students in therapeutic settings. I hire, train and manage trainees and interns at a non-profit agency.




Initial sessions are 50 minutes, and there is no commitment on your part.


Call for a consultiation

Call me at 310 692 4114 to schedule your free initial phone consultation.

We will also discuss my customary rate during the call, which is linked to you and your families income.


Be assured that if you find I am not a good fit for you, I can refer you to another professional who may be able to help you.


Do you take Insurance?

I do not take insurance. However, many PPO plans cover a portion of my fee. Make sure to check with your insurance company for details.




Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
CA License MFC 48823