The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old,

but on building the new.

- Socrates

Areas of Specialization 

Individual Therapy
  • Managing emotions and fears

  • Sadness and depression

  • Anxiety/Stress Management

  • Life Transitions

  • Finding your passion

  • Building a life

  • Sustaining hope and possibility in challenging circumstances

  • Problematic Desires/Addictions

  • Body Image/Eating Disorders

  • Identity Issues

  • Young adults moving toward independence

  • Sexuality, gender, orientation, identity, queer expression




  • Identity issues

  • Increasing sexual satisfaction 

  • Exploration of goals and dreams

  • Nurturing yourself

  • Creating Balance

  • Finding your 'Yes' and finding your 'No'

  • Building a community

  • Increasing connections with others

  • Managing career and relationships

  • Dating

  • How to show up in a relationship

  • Creating a partnership, couples moving towards marriage

  • Recovering from a breakup

  • Commitment & trust issues within couples

  • Infidelity

  • Stuck communication patterns

  • Parenting

  • Family Communication

  • Separation and divorce

  • Second marriages and developing healthy blended families

Special thanks to Paolo Riveros for the headshot photography.

Ali Borden, LMFT: 310.845.5440