Meet Inna, Licensed Therapist!
Hello, I am so happy you are here. As intimidating as it can be to seek therapy, I truly believe the reward is great. I became a therapist because I believed in the benefits of psychotherapy, and have remained passionate about the field after witnessing change and growth first hand. I believe in a collaborative approach and that the client is, "the expert of their own life". I take a non-directive stance to the therapeutic process and pull from a tool box of theories based on my clinical background experience in Depth-Psychology, Rogerian Therapy, Mindfulness Practice, Attachment Theory, Family Systems, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when needed.
Change is possible, when you are open to doing the work.
As an identified collaborative therapist my goal is to create a safe therapeutic space that allows for client led exploration of thoughts and feelings. It is my greatest intention that all clients feel heard and seen.
As a First Generation American raised in Los Angeles, I understand the uniqueness of people's world views from diverse cultural backgrounds. Cultural, ethnic, sexual, and racial identities of clients are explored with openness.
2009 - Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, University of Southern California (USC).
2014 - Masters of Science in Counseling, California State University Northridge (CSUN).
AREAS I CAN HELP WITH
People find themselves seeking therapy for various reasons. My private practice caters to individual adults of all stages of life. Issues I can help with include, but are not limited to:
- Family Systems
- Search for Individualization
- Maternal Mental Health
- Couples Counseling
- Addiction (in recovery)
- Career Planning
- Life Transitions
- Sexual Trauma
- Childhood Wounds
- Parenting Coaching
- Generational Trauma
- Coping Skills
- Identity (Race, Gender, Sexuality)
I have years of clinical experience at counseling centers where I gained a foundation for working with individual adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples. I have also spent two years working in substance abuse facilities where I saw the impacts of the disease.
I have a deep curiosity for learning and understanding the dynamics and integrated parts of a family system and how it influences all members big and small. I enjoy the process of helping clients explore how their identified symptoms (anxiety, depression, trauma) stem from deeper connections to self and family of origin. It is fulfilling to witness self-actualization, familial emotional healing, couple reunification, and parent-child bonding through therapeutic work.
In addition, I have worked one-on-one with children in private practice settings, school-based placements, and in child behavioral coaching. Today, I do not take on individual child clients, but feel confident in my abilities to support parents and guardians through parenting work. Parenting coaching can help strengthen a parents understanding of their little one and un-blur the line between emotion and behavior.
As a psychotherapist it is rewarding to see one have deeper connections to self, gain coping skills, and share improvements in life satisfaction. While I am a big advocate for family and or couples therapy I believe great change is possible through individual work. A mother suffering from burnout, rage, and or depression can work on these areas in individual therapy. Likewise an individual adult can learn to heal generational wounds through their own therapeutic process. I believe positive change is contagious within a system and it starts with one person seeking help.