I help clients move towards self-love, attain more peaceful relationships, and improve their life circumstances. I truly love what I do.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California
The brains of children & adults with ADHD are wired differently, and require creative solutions, behavioral strategies, structure, cheerleading, and a high level of empathy or sensitivity in the therapeutic container. Likewise, I find that Nature Deficiency Disorder can contribute to the exacerbation of symptoms. Thus, I utilize eco-therapeutic approaches when appropriate to help clients discover a set of coping mechanisms that are nurturing and effective in the long term.
Anxiety can develop due to the long-term impacts of chronic stress and feeling inadequate in the face of the needing to perform to fit into society’s expectations. In reality, an individual may be incapacitated or slowed down by a feeling of impending doom, that is profoundly debilitating. In my practice, I utilize CBT techniques to teach clients healthier ways of thinking, more favorable behavioral patterns, coping strategies, and stress management skills to reduce their symptoms.
Many people suffering from the symptoms of PTSD feel that their trauma created a sense of living in two realities all at once, with one foot in the present, and one foot re-living or re-experiencing the past. I help clients with PTSD by using a trauma- informed care approach, and a wide array of interventions drawn from somatic experiencing, CBT, art therapy, general family systems, Gestalt therapy. I help clients with PTSD settle into safety through carefully approaching the deep-rooted issue.
People suffering from symptoms of PTSD feel that their trauma created a sense of living in two realities all at once, with one foot in the present, and one foot re-living or re-experiencing the past. I use a trauma- informed care approach, and a wide array of interventions drawn from somatic experiencing, CBT, art therapy, general family systems, and Gestalt therapy. I help clients to accept the wound as something that is a part of their life and yet does not define them.
People suffering from symptoms of PTSD feel wounded by an ‘experience’ or a ‘lifetime of experiences’ that has left their nervous system overwhelmed and impacted their ability to cope with life’s difficulties or to feel truly alive. I help clients develop a relationship with the wound so they can nurture or soothe it. Over time, I support clients with PTSD through corrective emotional experiences with the goal of healing a sense of safety, reducing of symptoms, and finding post-traumatic growth.
People suffering from symptoms of PTSD feel wounded by an experience or a lifetime of experiences that has left their nervous system overwhelmed and impacted their ability to cope with life’s difficulties or to feel truly alive. I help clients develop a relationship with the wound so they can nurture or soothe it. Over time, I support clients with PTSD through corrective emotional experiences with the goal of healing their sense of safety, reducing symptoms, and finding post-traumatic growth.
A growing body of literature shows that therapy complemented by exposure to natural environments results in improved physical and mental health, spiritual expansion, and unity of body and mind. A natural experience can be as abundant as camping; as accessible as parks, local lookout points, and beaches; or as simple as focusing directly on a tree or flower on the street or looking at the sky. Ecotherapy can fit into a variety of lifestyles and existing psychotherapeutic treatment methods.
Using dreams, images, symptoms, myths, symbols, synchronicities, and interpersonal engagements, Depth Psychotherapists try to understand the dynamics of the unconscious as it manifests itself in the clients’ lives. Depth therapists see healing as developing clients’ abilities to softly open to what has been repressed, rejected, denied, or ignored so that the individual can understand it’s significance and integrate it. Thus, allowing for a transformation in the psyche.
The emphasis in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is on how a person thinks. The principle is: it is not life events that control one’s quality of life or psychological health, but how one thinks about those life events. CBT involves attempts to change thinking, emotional, and behavioral patterns using a series of strategies such as learning about one’s distortions in thought, acquiring a better understanding of behavior and motivation of others, adjusting one’s expectations, etc.
A specialty that I offer is working with couples utilizing Imago Relationship Therapy. I offer hour and a half long sessions for 150$ via tele-health. Imago relationship therapy offers couples a new beginning, a way to connect, restore safety, end conflict, and helps couples understand their purpose in this cosmic journey together. Imago Relationship Therapy utilizes dialogues in order to help clients move from the power-struggle stage of their relationship toward a conscious partnership.