Are you ready to let go of negative self-beliefs, destructive behaviors, and release past traumas? I can help.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Mindfulness-based therapy involves bringing awareness to what is arising in the moment with an open, curious and accepting attitude. I can guide you to slow down the racing thoughts of your mind so that you can develop more awareness of your internal and external experience and dive beneath the content of your story. These practices can help you gain both insights and skills to better cope with life’s challenges.
Body-Oriented or Somatic Psychotherapy utilizes the experience of your physical body to help you access memories, emotions, and beliefs that you cannot access through thoughts or talk therapy alone. Somatic therapy can help you become more aware of your unconscious material, core beliefs, insights and needs. This approach also helps people suffering from trauma to regain a sense of inner safety so that they can re-enter and re-inhabit their bodies more fully.
In a safe and affirming space I collaborate with you on goals related to: Discrimination, Stigma & Internalized Oppression Exploring Sexual and/or Gender Identity, Support with Transitioning Coming Out Relationship Challenges Premarital Counseling Family Conflict/ Rejection And more. As a queer-identified therapist, I can understand the harmful impact social oppression and discrimination can have on you, and I can also appreciate the ways you have learned to survive and thrive in this world.
Are you are struggling with low self-esteem, shame, self-criticism, and/or self-hatred? I can help you develop skills to better handle difficult emotions, soften the inner critic, and cultivate a calmer and kinder mind.