Psychotherapy is a unique process co-created by therapist and client. However, there are several basic concepts central to how I approach my work. In therapy, I aim to foster an environment of acceptance and trust; promoting a safe space for honesty and thoughtful exploration. Together, we work to better understand your concerns and how your earlier experiences affect you currently. I help you gain insight into patterns of behaviors, feelings and thoughts. With this insight, you will achieve more flexibility in your approach to life's challenges, and free yourself from unsatisfying patterns and make positive changes. For me, the therapeutic relationship is a collaboration in which we work together to deepen understanding in a setting of open dialogue and mutual respect.
About Dr JAY
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in Atlanta and my Doctorate of Psychology from Loyola University in Chicago. As part of my doctoral training, I completed a Pre-Doctoral Internship at Emory University’s School of Medicine and clinical externships at various inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities in the Chicagoland area. It was in these externship training settings that I began my work with couples. After receiving my doctorate, I continued my training as a post-doctoral fellow at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Following post-doc, I accepted a Staff Psychologist position at Georgetown University's Law Center, providing individual and group psychotherapy to law students and staff. My now full-time private practice began in Washington D.C. where I had the pleasure of extending my client base to lawyers and other professionals and entrepreneurs in fast paced industries with high productivity demand. Family planning brought my practice to Los Angeles physically; however I maintain clients in both California and Washington DC. My clients are high functioning, busy individuals and my practice caters to their concerns.
I am an active member of the American Psychological Association and hold two active Clinical Psychology licenses: California PSY 30366 & Washington DC PSY 1000984.