Meet The Team Of Professionals Whom We Trust
Real Estate Sales
Alexander L. Varga
Realtor & Architect
Alex brings a highly trained and sophisticated perspective to any probate real estate transaction because he is both a licensed practicing real estate agent and architect. Alex obtained his B.A. from Yale College in 1984 and his Masters in Architecture in 1989 from the University of Pennsylvania. He also served for six years on the Board of Trustees of the prestigious Pasadena Heritage, whose mission is to preserve Pasadena's architectural and cultural heritage.
The sale of real estate during probate often requires the Probate Administrator/Executor to weigh the costs and benefits with regard to making minor and/or major repairs to the estate property to bring the highest and best price for the Estate. Alex's background in architecture and having worked as a builder himself for ten years, better positions him to advise Probate Administrators/Executors on how to increase a property's value with minimal expenditure. Alex is also able to over see all repairs, freeing up the Administrator/Executor to focus on other matters.
Moreover, Alex's background is a significant plus to the Probate Estate because he can provide prospective buyer's with a realistic vision of a property's potential.
Having successfully completed numerous probate real estate transactions over the last 7 years Alex has gained the needed experience and trust of our clients to handle even the most difficult probate sales.
Individual & Family Therapist
Debby Newman is originally from South Africa and has an innate ability to connect with people from different cultures. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and a Masters in Psychology from Phillips Graduate University. She completed her traineeship at Hillview Mental Health, an outpatient facility for clients representing a full spectrum of mental illnesses where she ran groups and worked with clients individually.
She works with all family members, who are dealing with loss, grief, hopelessness, anxiety, depression, and other behavioral issues. She also works with people experiencing panic attacks/anxiety using the application of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
As a cancer survivor, Debby understands all aspects of being a patient. This informs her work with clients/caregivers as she helps them cope with tragedy and loss.
In addition to running her private practice in Encino, Debby has worked as the Clinical Director at A Home Within, an organization that connects foster children with therapists in private practice. Their motto: "One child, one therapist, for as long as it takes." She also worked at Safe Harbor, an Intensive Outpatient and Dual Diagnosis Facility where she worked with families and individuals and guided weekly teenage groups for self-harm.
Additional experience includes working with individual, couples, and families at Phillips Graduate University Counseling Center as well as Winnetka Elementary School.