About Michael

I am a Los Angeles-based psychotherapist with 15-years experience in a private practice setting.

I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Yale University, and attended Antioch University for graduate work in Clinical Psychology. My work with individuals is psychodynamic, looking at the ways in which early attachment experiences may affect relationships, life choices, and how we see ourselves and others.

In my work with couples, I use two approaches: The Gottman Method, in which I became Certified in 2015, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, or EFT. Both methods are “evidence-based,” meaning they were developed using extensive research on how to help couples move from distress to greater closeness. I also do Marathon Couples sessions and am one of twenty therapists selected from around the world to participate in a Pilot Study with John and Julie Gottman on the design of their model for Marathon Couples Therapy. I have worked as a Certified Co-Active Professional Coach for over 20 years, and incorporate those tools in working with circumstances or issues that may benefit from a more solution-focused approach.

Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to schedule a Consultation: (310) 923-4628.

Education

Yale University,
New Haven, CT

B.A. in Psychology

Antioch University,
Los Angeles

M.A. in Clinical Psychology

Certifications
& Trainings

The Gottman Research Institute, Seattle, WA

Clinician for Marathon Couples Therapy Pilot Study with John & Julie Gottman

The Gottman Institute (TGI), Seattle, WA

Certification in Gottman Couples Therapy

International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

EFT Externship in EFT Couple Therapy

Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC), Los Angeles, CA

Two-year Clinical Skills & Family Therapy Training Program

Coaches Training Institute (CTI), San Rafael, CA

C.C.P.C.; Two-year Professional Coaching Certification Program

Co-Active Space,
Sebastopol, CA

One-year Leadership Training Program

LA Shanti,
Los Angeles, CA

Certification in Client Services Training

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Lennox, MA

Professional Certification in Therapeutic Breath & Bodywork

Licensures

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Professional Memberships

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

Los Angeles Chapter of CAMFT (LA – CAMFT)

Los Angeles Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (LACEFT)

International Coach Federation Los Angeles (ICFLA)

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