Life can be stressful and frustrating. Sometimes, it hurts. Sometimes, it sucks. Coping, figuring out what's next, and moving forward can feel overwhelming--and happiness, an ever-elusive dream.  Sound familiar?

I specialize in helping my clients learn to improve their relationships, cope with mental health issues, and manage the chaos and adversity of life. Together, we can figure out how to help you live the life you want, in healthy, happy, and productive ways. I believe you don't just find happiness, and it doesn't just magically find you. I believe you create it. Helping you figure out how is my job.

My offices in Encino (Ventura Blvd) and Simi Valley (Jones Way) are easy to find, with free parking at both. It is my mission to help people find the answers they are looking for and address the issues covered on this site, by making changes that work. I genuinely love what I do, and I am here to help you.

As a psychotherapist, I help couples, adults, teens, and families who are struggling with: relationships, communication, depression, anxiety, self-confidence, stress, feeling overwhelmed, your career, grief and loss, divorce, family conflict, boundaries, adjustment, phase of life changes, making tough decisions, academic performance, parenting and co-parenting, dating, loneliness, and self-care. I am here to help you improve your quality of life.

If you have questions about therapy for you or someone you love, or wish to make an appointment, please contact me using the information here. Thank you for visiting, and I hope you find this site helpful.  - Matt