My loved one just died. Help.

Experiencing the death of a loved one can be one of the most painful periods in ones life. Friends and coworkers tend to rush to ones aid early on, but disappear shortly after leaving the bereaved to feel lonely and isolated. Even though grief is normal and necessary to go through, our society tells us to move on, be strong, and act normal. Albeit, those people in our lives may be trying to be helpful, it is imperative that one have support and allow themselves to grieve in a way that works for them.

Please read more about the common symptoms of grief & loss, the process you may experience and how to get support.

Does my teen need counseling?

In my work with teens, I am often asked how a parent might know if their teen is suffering from depression and/or anxiety. They may see changes in their teen's behavior, but chalk it up to normal adolescent growing pains. Although it can be confusing, there are warning signs that your teen may be struggling.

Here are some signs to look out for:

  • Declining grades or skipping class
  • Changes in behavior
  • New or lack of friends
  • Loss of motivation or lack of interest in activities
  • Increasing social isolation
  • Change in physical appearance or overall health

If you suspect your teen is using drugs, drinking, self-harming or having a difficult time, start a conversation with them. It's better to confront a potential problem then ignore it thinking it's just a phase or hoping it will go away on its own. And know that you are not alone; there is help available. Read about when teen counseling may be an option, what teens struggle with and how therapy can help.

Do I have a problem with drugs or alcohol?

If you are asking yourself this question, drugs and/or alcohol are most likely interfering with your life in some capacity. You are probably confused, consumed with feelings of shame and despair. Maybe you have noticed changes in your relationships and overall sense of well being. I commend you, for it takes courage to look at your true self and be willing to break through the denial that is often associated with drug and alcohol abuse.

Check more information about drug and alcohol abuse and how therapy can help.

(213) 503-8255
9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 306
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

  • Who I See

    • My services include, but are not limited to, working with teens and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief and relationship troubles.
  • Contact

    • 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 306
      Beverly Hills, CA 90212
      Phone : (213) 503-8255