You deserve to have a therapist who is able to hold you in all of your nuanced complexities.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in LA, CA
Many BIPOC and QTI people must contend with not just our own lived experiences of trauma, but also the intergenerational trauma that resides in our spirits and our DNA. I hope to use my training in mindfulness-based and somatic approaches to support you in processing your trauma so that it takes up less space in your life. I am trained in Brainspotting, which nurtures your ability to be attuned to your body, and to use your subcortical brain's inherent ability to process and release trauma.
QTIBIPOC people live in a particular intersection that certainly makes our lives fabulous, but can also bring a lot of pain. I want to support you in your journey to explore where these identities may fit in your life, and to process how this may then impact your basic needs as well as your self-perception, family relationships, sense of community, and your intimate partnerships. I hope to partner with you in settling into your multiple identities as a source of power.
I have a passion for working with young people 5-18 years old. They are so brilliant and I learn so much from my work with them. I am a program coordinator in a children & adolescent therapist team, and utilize behavioral, cognitive, mindful, and creative approaches to support young people and their families. I hope for young folks to feel a sense of respect, choice, and fun in our work together. I can support you or your child in navigating relationships, stress, low motivation & conflict.
Brainspotting is a power therapy model that targets acute, complex & intergenerational trauma. It supports people in identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological areas where emotional suffering, body pain, trauma, dissociation, addiction, and a variety of distressing qualities may feel stuck. Through Brainspotting, we literally change the structure of our brain so that we can heal wounds and achieve balance, emotional regulation, and meaning making.
The fundamental principle underlying CBT is that thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact with one another to affect our internal experience of the world. We all have a running script in our minds that Through CBT, you can identify thinking patterns that are unhelpful to you, and then learn different ways of coping with them. Doing so can help to actually alter the chemicals and neural pathways in your brain to create long-lasting change.
DBT is useful for anyone who has difficulty regulating your emotions (i.e. feeling emotionally out of balance, emotions feeling like they are out of your control, taking a long period of time to feel better), and has a history of emotional invalidation from others that may have become incorporated as your own internal voice. DBT incorporates skills from CBT along with mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, problem solving, & contingency management.