It has been my experience that there is a human desire to be seen and heard. My intention is to walk with you on your journey into clarity.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA
I use a psychodynamic and trauma focused approach grounded in Attachment Theory developed by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth in 1958. I believe our childhood relationships have a direct impact on adulthood relations. The core of amalgamation in therapy is open curiosity and synergy to cultivate a trust-based relationship. These same values can be translated into having healthy adulthood relationships.
The Shame Resilience Theory developed by Dr. Brené Brown in 2006. I believe many of us live with internalized shame and the core beliefs about ourselves are clouded by this specific emotion. Over time, internalized shame can develop into symptoms anxiety and depression.
My main modality is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. The goal of therapy is to fully become an integrated person. Through this modality and the engagement of building a trust-based relationship together, it is possible to live free of internalized shame and have healthy adulthood relationships.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy was founded by Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1987. We use our five senses to understand the world, and often our bodies and nervous system store our emotions. We can relive our trauma through our emotions. EMDR provides a way to completely change your life by healing the origin of your pain.
Through the therapeutic journey, it offers the space to feel seen and emotionally held. I utilize a psychodynamic approach that is based in Attachment Theory as our childhood impacts our adulthood relationships. Part of the therapeutic journey is building a trust-based relationship. This is achieved through another perspective developed by Irvin Yalom, utilizing the here-and-now within the therapeutic relationship.