In today’s world of technology, you have
more options than ever before. You can choose several therapy options
depending on your style of personal preference. You can choose to come
to see me in my office, write to me via e-mail therapy and/or
videotherapy via a video relay service. Each one is strictly
confidential. The primary difference is how it is done, whether it is
done through writing via email therapy or signing through webcam
therapy. You might find it easier to express feelings openly from the
comfort of your own home or office. The choice is yours, depending on
your personal preference.
Face to face therapy is available at my office in West Los Angeles.
In addition to my expertise in deafness, I also work with victims
of trauma and/or crime using EMDR. This is an option only
available in my office as it requires face to face contact.
Adults who are unable to come to the office can still participate in
therapy via video-therapy using a video relay service. This option is
best suited for people who live too far away, are homebound or parents
with newborns and children. This videotherapy option uses web cameras
and allows you and I to communicate in real time. Videotherapy requires
special equipment through a video company i.e. Sorensen Communications,
namely a high speed internet/DSL connection and a videocamera. For deaf
and hard of hearing people, this equipment is free through Sorensen
The CAP-TEL telephone has both captioning and voice
capabilities. CAP-TEL is free and available through your State
Communication Access Programs . This is particularly useful for hard-of
hearing people however there is a slight lag time between what you say
and the captions. Therapy is also available via tty/tdds which are also
available through State Communication Access Programs.
Email therapy is another way for therapy to happen. It allows you to
write your emails at a time that is convenient for you and for you to
really think about what you want to say. For those who are comfortable
writing, this is an option that provides privacy without face to face
contact. The main advantage to this option is that you can think and
review your thoughts, reactions and emotions before sending pressing the
“send” email button. I will respond to your emails usually within 24
hours with suggestions and feedback on your situation.
** This online therapy site is not for individuals who are experiencing a
crisis. Please contact your local emergency number, call 911 or a
crisis center in an emergency.