EMDR Trained Therapist providing individual and couples counseling. I also offer Immigration Psychological Evaluations.
Psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA
Eye Movement or other forms of bilateral stimulation activate your problem-solving process, something that happens during REM sleep when your eyes are darting back and forth. By focusing on a specific problem, and both its negative and positive emotions, sensations, and beliefs, then adding bilateral stimulation, your brain begins problem solving. Since you are focused on a specific problem, your brain works through it more effectively than if it randomly comes up while you are sleeping.
There can be crisis situations where something happens and it is difficult to understand. Solution focused treatment and help us pinpoint what is happening, what has changed, and how we can get back to the norm that we are accustomed to. Exploring triggers and creating a toolkit of coping skills can help decrease overwhelming feelings and help someone through serious and conflicting situations.
Mindfulness is a great tool that can help be more present within our lives. At times we can get caught up in a downhill spiral and it can be difficult to notice the time that passes and with that, the experiences that we would have wanted to present in. Through mindfulness, we discuss finding ways to be more present in all aspect whether it be mindful eating, setting up routines to help us throughout our day, practicing compassion, and noticing what we feel to help us stay present.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, can help us understand how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors affect our daily living. Oftentimes noticing how these three things affect us within our daily life can make the difference. Exploring automatic thoughts, tracking our mood, discussing distortions that may come up, and finding small things that can make a difference can be helpful. While CBT is a starting point, I like approaching things within the here and now, through an empathetic lens.
Helping improve the relationship with yourself as well as the relationship with others. Focusing on self esteem, self awareness, mindfulness, transitions, and women's issues to help the healing journey.
Exploring anxious and depressive symptoms to help counter negative/automatic thoughts, helplessness, hopelessness, psychosomatic symptoms, stress, etc. Utilizing coping skills and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help change thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Working within the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model, we will help understand trauma, irrational thoughts, explore exposure therapy, and discuss the ways one can push forward after traumatic experiences.