During adolescence, it's is common for teens to experience occasional problems
as they grow and mature.
In my practice, I use a therapeutic approach that is exceptionally powerful. Some of my clients have experienced remarkable results in
as little as one session. How can this happen? I combine an unusually effective combination of methods known
for producing rapid and significant change.
As a psychotherapist, I bring to therapy the skills I acquired while studying for a Doctorate in Naturopathy (natural medicine) and a Ph.D. in Psychology.
My book Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health examines thousands of
studies that have demonstrated the superior level of healing that is possible when mental
health is addressed from a mind-body-spirit perspective.
More Tools = More Solutions and More Satisfaction
Abraham Maslow said, "If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." Similarly, a
therapist who knows only psychology has just one type of tool in their toolbox. Because of this, traditional therapists tend to see
emotional or psychiatric problems as rooted in a client's psychological make-up. In reality, we are a combination of mind, body,
and spirit, and a purely psychological approach to psychotherapy only addresses one aspect of who we are.
Having been in therapy for many years, I understand the importance of feeling genuinely cared for and supported, while at the same
learning new ways to change behaviors and beliefs that are no longer useful.
As a therapist, I offer a deeply human, healing partnership.
I have worked with teens to alleviate the myriad of problems that come with
being human. Emotional pain, depression, illness, loss, regret, emptiness, transitions, recovery from family influences,
yearning for change, opening to love, forgiveness, self acceptance, activating one's spiritual practice, discovery of
the true self, and finding one's unique place in this world are a sampling of the issues I commonly help with.
Every Therapy Session in Custom Made
My approach to therapy is pure, simple, and extraordinarily effective. To achieve consistently outstanding results, I tailor each therapy session to
meet the immediate needs of each teenager.
One of the therapists I most admire was Milton Erickson, who said "I create a new therapy for every client."
It is my guiding principle that each person is unique and needs to have therapy custom made just for them.
For example, if you are seeking alternative methods for treating depression,
we can combine the therapies I learned while studying for my Doctorate in Naturopathy with traditional psychotherapy techniques. If you prefer
a strictly psychological approach to therapy, we can rely on the skills I developed while earning my Ph.D. in Psychology.
and integrative approach ensures that you will get the most appropriate and powerful evidenced-based therapies available.
Making a determination on which methods to use in therapy is easier than you might think.
To do so, I trust my own intuition as well as the preferences and inclinations of my client to tell us what each therapy session should look like.
This spontaneity combined with sensitivity makes my work kind, swift, exciting, and enlivening.
As you look through my site, I hope to answer some of your questions and increase your knowledge of psychology and the psychotherapy process.
Of course, I would like to have the pleasure of meeting you so please don’t hesitate to call.
If I’m in the office, I’ll speak
to you right away or call you back within two hours. Meanwhile, I wish you safe journeys.
I came to see Randi after getting sole custody of my two year old daughter. She was totally withdrawn and I think her mother had badly
neglected her. I was so sad and afraid that she would never come out of her shell. After just a few sessions with Randi, I watched in
amazement at she began to smile and laugh again. Randi truly has a magical way with children.
~ SO, San Jose
At the tender age of 15, my daughter had developed a serious drinking problem. We had been to other therapists and
noone could get through to her. We don't know what you did, but it was like magic! She has been sober for over a year now and
it is the miracle we had hoped for. Thank you.
~ KP, San Jose