The beauty of knowing oneself, with acceptance and not with judgement​, is evident in the way that life's ups and downs can be tolerated. Emotional peaks and valleys are a natural part of the human condition and now, more than ever, stressors are a part of our everyday life; it's the way that we handle them that makes the difference between painful feelings of depression, isolation, and low self esteem and a sense of equanimity and grace, even as we move through the valleys. Shedding light on the origins of your feelings and reactions can help you to know yourself.
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I use an integrative approach to help understand why you feel the way you do and where those feelings may be coming from. I have extensive training and experience in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and I treat individuals, couples, and families for a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, low self-esteem, and challenging relationships.
I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and was trained at Valley Community Clinic in North Hollywood. I continue to train at the Psychoanalytic Center of California and am certified in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. I am a member in good standing of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Helaine Ross, MA, L.M.F.T.