I am a licensed psychologist specializing in eating disorders. I am passionate about helping individuals of all backgrounds in recovery!
Psychologist in San Marcos, CA
Cultural backgrounds have an enormous effect on the ways in which we operate in relationships (both with ourselves and others), work, school, and in the world at large. It is crucial to understand the influences that are present in your life in order to understand who you are, how you feel, and what you want to create in your life. It is possible to exist in the world in a powerful way despite the ways in which your identities may be marginalized. I can help you do that.
Forces of societal oppression affect all individuals of any gender background. I am passionate about helping people understand these forces and guiding them in choosing ways to respond in an empowered way. Feminism is a way to explore the way that you feel about yourself and the ways that this shows up in your life. Feminist therapy helps you to gain agency and power in your daily living and alter the ways in which you participate in systems of power that can be hurtful to you.
Relationships are at the core of who we are and how we operate in the world. Therapy is a place to create a safe and supportive relationship where you can explore the ways in which you engage with others. If you want to create change in your relationships, therapy is a great place to test out new approaches. Maybe you want to work on assertiveness, set boundaries, increase confidence, expand self-worth. Therapy with me can help you do that.
I have been working with eating disorders for over 10 years and am passionate about helping individuals heal their relationships with food and their bodies. Food and body can become complicated in today's culture and you may have other factors like anxiety and depression that fuel the eating disorder. I can help you heal. I can guide you towards a more compassionate and kind way of treating yourself. You deserve recovery and therapy can help you get there.
Anxiety can feel like a dark cloud hanging over your head. There are so many factors that create anxiety including neurobiology, environment, relationships, and cultural influences. You can break free with support and guidance. We will approach your anxiety by exploring the things that you need to feel safe and supported in your life. Together, we will create a set of coping strategies that you can pull from any time anxiety starts to creep in. You can heal and I can help you.
Self harm is a result of intense pain and often times is a way to avoid and lessen that pain. You may feel shame or keep this pattern secret from people in your life. Therapy with me is a way to experience compassion and learn how and why this is happening. I will help you develop skills that can help you choose other ways of coping with your pain. Self harm is nothing to be ashamed of. You are hurting and I want to help you heal.