I provide a safe and comfortable space to be heard, understood, heal, and find relief. It's never too late to feel better.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Las Vegas, NV
Every person has their own unique experiences, the way in which they interact with others, and perspective on life. Therefore, therapy should reflect the uniqueness of the individual/couple/family and be tailored to their needs. Integrative therapy provides the client access to a variety of different models and methods that best suits the context of issues presented to the therapist. The effectiveness of therapy relies on the collaboration between the client and their therapist.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is an 8-phase, evidence based model to treat a variety of symptoms/issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, complex trauma, phobias, and panic attacks and is effective with children, adolescents, and adults. By processing distressing experiences/memories using EMDR, we can reduce the emotional and psychological impact on our everyday functioning leaving room for healing and growth without the weight of the past.
Whether it's with a family member, friend, or intimate partner, relationships are an integral part of life. How those relationships add or extract value from our lives also depends on how we connect with others. This connection, or attachment, is developed in early infancy between a child and their caregiver and impacts our ability to both receive and give love, safety, comfort as well as impacts our thoughts, feelings, and expectations. Understanding attachment expands awareness and growth.
Having confidence in one's own abilities develops over time. There is a cyclical nature to setting and enforcing boundaries (including saying "No"), advocating your needs, being kind with oneself, and pursuing and achieving goals that both helps develop self-esteem as well as maintain and increase it. As with many things in life, this takes risk, but you don't have to do it alone. I can help support you through this process.
Depression isn't just chronic sadness. Feelings of loneliness, worthlessness, and hopelessness contribute to the weight symptoms of depression have on the body, mind, and even the people around us. There are many reasons why depression develops; research shows prolonged life stressors/difficulties are the main contributors such as abuse, isolation, healthy work environments, family issues, and financial instability. Let me help you develop tools to find relief from depression.
We've all felt anxiety at one time or another: before an interview, taking a test, driving in Las Vegas, or having a difficult conversation with a loved one. However, there are those of us that feel symptoms of anxiety (fear, uneasiness, and dread) in our thoughts and emotions so intensely, that we are not able to perform everyday tasks, connect with those we love, have difficulty making decisions, and even experience health issues. Let me help you manage symptoms so that you can enjoy life.