I LOVE my work in couple's counseling, sex therapy, and trauma (EMDR).
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in , CA
Infidelity or betrayal can take many forms. Using the Gottman Method, I support couples in their betrayal recovery and help them reestablish a relationship that is safe, supportive, and respectful.
Using the Gottman Method, I partner with couples to ensure their relationship has a solid foundation of friendship, admiration, and connection. I help them practice new skills that set the stage for successful conflict management as well as hearing and meeting each individual's needs and desires.
It can be scary to take up space in the world- to advocate for oneself and demand respect for one's needs and desires. I help individuals first discover their personal wants, needs, and desires and then practice getting those things met.
I am trained through Compassion Works to utilize EMDR in the treatment of trauma, depression, and anxiety.
I am Gottman Method Level II trained as well as trained on affairs, trauma, and addiction in the context of couple's counseling.
Trauma shows up in our lives in many different ways- emotional, mental, and physical. It’s an honor to support you in caring for your mental health so you can get back to feeling like yourself. I have extensive training and experience in EMDR for the treatment of PTSD and trauma.
Trauma impacts our wellbeing in so many different ways- emotional, mental, relational, and physical. It’s an honor to walk alongside my clients as they work to heal and move forward from their past experiences. I treat PTSD and trauma using EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). I have extensive experience working with first responders and military as well as those impacted by sexual and emotional abuse.
My role as a couple's therapist to help partners create a sense of empathy and understanding and build a repertoire of skills to manage conflict, communication, and intimacy effectively. Couples counseling can also help partners understand how their pasts are impacting their present and reestablish an environment of safety and support. I have specialized in couples and relationship therapy for many years. My background training is through the Gottman Institute using the Gottman Method.
Sex therapy is a form of talk therapy where the subject matter is a client's sexuality and sexual health concerns. Issues addressed can include porn, masturbation, sex drive mismatch, "performance" issues, pain during intercourse, and so much more. I am currently seeking full certification status as a sex therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. I received my training and supervision for sex therapy through the Sexual Health Alliance.