I specialize in treating Skin Picking and Hair Pulling Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, and helping Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) learn to thrive.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Rafael, CA
I have been trained and certified through the international TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors to offer the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatments available for BFRB’s. These include the “ComB” model of comprehensive behavioral treatment and Mindfulness-Based Impulse Reduction.
High sensitivity (also called Sensory-Processing Sensitivity) is a well researched genetic trait shared by 15-20% of the population (as well as in at least 100 other animal species too!). Being an HSP does NOT mean that you have a disorder that needs to be fixed – it simply means learning to understand how your nervous system works, as well as the tools and skills for navigating life and relationships more easily and effectively. That’s where therapy can be helpful.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective, evidence-based therapy for the treatment of trauma and related issues. Typically healing occurs much more rapidly than in traditional psychotherapy. Because of EMDR’s ability to clear emotional blockages, many people experience a newfound sense of joy, openness and deep connection with others. I am a certified EMDR therapist.