Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology
M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology
B.A. in Psychology from California State University Long Beach
Worked in private practice as a Psychological Assistant for Arthur L. Kovacs, Ph.D.
Worked in a hospital setting as a Psychological Assistant for Marshal Levy, Ph.D.
Worked as a doctoral intern at Mount St. Mary’s College in Student Counseling and Psychological Services
Doctoral intern at Center for Healthy Aging
Practicum trainee at the Homebound program of San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center
Two year volunteer field placement at Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center in the Older Adult Day Services Program
“I would recommend Aaron as a Coach/Therapist to anyone. he is pragmatic, helpful and funny.” 5 Stars
"Aaron helped me through a very tough time in my life. He did it with kindness and skill. I recommend him highly." 5 Stars
“Thanks to Aaron’s encouragement, and skills I made real changes in my life!”. A++
I believe that our sense of humor about life is very important. That's why I often see the silly side of things, even in therapy. Therapy can be difficult at times for sure, but it can also be fun! Ideally people I work with look forward to our sessions together.
Whether you are contending with anxiety issues in your relationships, or everyday life strains, I can help. My counseling approach focuses on being completely supportive through active, empathetic listening.
One of the first things you’ll notice about my office is a lack of visible technology. Sounds a little odd in this day and age, I know, but I have a good reason. The world has turned into a pretty hectic place, even here in beautiful Brentwood. It’s easier than ever to get stuck in the noise of everyday living and miss out on the meaningful connections we all need, both with ourselves and with the people in our lives.
By reducing technological clutter, I can steer clear of some of that noise. I don’t have to worry about a random distraction. I don’t have to anticipate that next email. I can take a break from expectations and reconnect with myself. That’s the ideal I bring to my practice.
I hope to provide a respite from the world, so the people I work with can rediscover their authentic selves. It’s an opportunity for them to step outside of the stream of things, so to speak, and get their bearings. Then they can jump back in with a better sense of who they are and what they want. That can lead them to a greater sense of meaning in their relationships and in life in general.
If you’d like to find out more about my approach to therapy and whether we’d be a good fit, give me a call. The first phone consultation is free.