Hi, I’m Christi. I hold deep respect for my clients and foster trust through my unwavering care for the brave people that sit in front of me
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Barbara, CA
As your therapist, I'll help boost your self-esteem using EMDR to address past traumas and self-compassion techniques to foster self-love. We'll reframe negative beliefs, practice mindfulness, and celebrate your growth throughout your journey to grow self worth.
If you've experienced trauma, you may be all too familiar with its lingering effects. Symptoms like intrusive memories, sleep disturbances, and overwhelming emotions can make everyday life feel like an uphill battle. Anxiety may consume your thoughts, leaving you trapped in a constant state of worry. Painful childhood experiences can cast long shadows, affecting your self-worth and relationships. I specialize in treating trauma with the deeply healing and effective modality of EMDR.
"I want you to know that I'm here to help you heal from anxiety. Together, we'll embark on a journey of understanding and transformation. We'll delve into the roots of your anxiety, exploring past experiences and triggers. Through evidence-based techniques and tailored strategies, we'll develop practical coping mechanisms that work for you. My goal is to create a safe and empathetic space where we can build resilience, reduce anxiety, and enhance your overall well-being.
CBT is a powerful tool for healing. It focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to emotional distress. By working collaboratively, we'll pinpoint unhelpful thinking patterns and replace them with healthier ones. CBT equips you with practical skills to manage challenges, reduce symptoms, and regain control over your life. It's a structured, evidence-based approach that can lead to lasting positive change, empowering you to heal and thrive.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a potent therapeutic tool for healing. It focuses on reprocessing traumatic memories, reducing their emotional charge, and replacing negative beliefs with positive ones. EMDR equips clients with improved coping skills, empowering them to manage distressing emotions and triggers effectively. This holistic approach fosters emotional recovery, helping clients regain control, resilience, and a greater sense of peace and well-being.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective approach for healing. It blends cognitive and behavioral techniques to help clients with emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and mindfulness. DBT provides practical skills and strategies to cope with challenging emotions, improve relationships, and manage crises. It's a holistic approach that promotes self-acceptance and empowers clients to lead more fulfilling lives, fostering lasting change.